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2019 Donations That Made A Difference

Every year, Renee's Garden donates seeds to a wide variety of organizations and educational programs worldwide that strive to improve social, economic and health conditions, and promote sustainable organic gardening. We also encourage retailers to donate unsold Renee's Garden seeds to local non­profit organizations at the end of the season. We are pleased to share just a few successful outcomes.


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California Organic Gardening Club
Huntington Beach, CA

"We use the seeds to grow thousands of plants for our vegetable plant sale at Fullerton Arboretum’s Green Scene Expo. We also contribute to “Garden for all Seasons” at the LA Arboretum and “Orange Home Grown” in Orange, CA. Our members assist with the elementary school garden at Orange Crescent School, Santa Anna, CA. We also contribute tools and supplies to the VA Memorial Garden, Long Beach, CA. Plants are also shared with needy families at “Share Our Selves” a food Pantry in Costa Mesa, CA. Thanks so much for your yearly contribution."

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City Green
Paterson, NJ

"Your donations fuel a myriad of our community programs, including continual support for our 75+ school gardens, our preschool gardening program hosted at our five-acre farm site, and two of our primary youth initiatives operating in Paterson, NJ: a multi-site after-school gardening program and field trips to our one acre learning farm available to Paterson elementary schools. During our program year, our afterschool and summer programs using your seed brought educational enrichment to over 1,200 children. A big Thank You to Renee's Garden!"

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Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Elementary School
Jonesboro, AK

"2019 ends as an outstanding year for our elementary school's Garden To Kitchen program. Eight years ago marked the beginning of our gardening journey. Today with over 600 students, we have 3 garden courtyard spaces with a total of 3 small greenhouses, 19 raised beds, an outdoor cooking space, chicken coop, outdoor rabbit habitat, science lab and a full size indoor student kitchen. Our unique physical spaces in an elementary school setting have helped us develop great community partners." 

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Red Hook Farms
Brooklyn, NY

"This donation greatly supports the important work we do of feeding our community and empowering youth through urban agriculture. Using urban farming and food justice as the vehicles for engagement, we have trained and supported scores of teens as they learn life skills, gain job experience, earn income, and contribute to the sustainable development of their community. This year, we especially loved the eggplant (we harvested 1845 pounds of it!) and the Lacinato Kale that we received!"

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Master Gardener Demo Garden
Marysville, WA

"The Snohomish County Demonstration Gardens is a one-acre garden consisting of an integrated mix of perennial, annual, and edible beds featuring a variety of gardening practices and ideas. We're proud to announce that this season, the gardens were able to donate approximately 1,138 lbs of freshly harvested produce for county foodbank distribution."

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Averson School Gardens
Altadena, CA

"Our TK-2nd grade classes are busy in the garden! The kids learned about what parts of the plant they will eat, what their seeds need to grow, seed spacing, and how to plant little seeds, medium seeds, and large seeds/cloves. The children loved it and are looking forward to harvesting and eating what they've planted! A big thank you to Renee and her team for this wonderful gift!"

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Adams County Garden Co-Op
Northglenn, CO

"About 95% of the produce grown in our garden goes to area food banks. In 2019, volunteers from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, as well as employees and clients of the Tri-County Women and Children's Program that provides nutritious food and nutrition education to low-income pregnant women and children under 5. We also partnered with the probation office and had teens do community service out in the garden, where we taught the teens where food comes from and how it grows."

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City Of Lake Oswego
Oregon

"Our garden has grown to provide 180 organic Community Garden plots, as well as Children's Garden, Demonstration Garden and our Adopt-A-Plot program. The food grown in our Children's Garden is used for donation and teaching processes. Our Adopt-A-Plot program was developed in 2013 with the mission of growing organic, local food for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center's Meals on Wheels program. During the 2019 growing season we donated over 400 lbs of organic fruits and vegetables."

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