#ygkChallenge: Grow A Row

forgiveWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Make room in your garden for Loving Spoonful. The May long weekend is just about upon us and many Kingstonians are getting their gardens ready for a weekend of planting.    On May 11th, Loving Spoonful kicked off their annual Grow A Row program at The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market.  The program encourages growers to dedicate a row in their garden to be donated to the community food program.  This year, Loving Spoonful has set a goal to collect 10,000 pounds of food, all of which will be donated to local shelters, service organizations and hot meal programs in Kingston.  So, as you add the final touches to your gardening plan, we challenge you to take part and add an extra row to help the 15% of Kingston’s population who are living below the poverty line.  It’s a small thing that can go a long, long way.  Happy long weekend, YGK!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Tico– for supplying the photo associated with this week’s challenge.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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