#ygkChallenge: Grow A Row

Grow A Row, Loving Spoonful, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Grow an extra row. Since it began in 2010, Loving Spoonful‘s Grow A Row program has collected over 70,000 lbs of fresh, seasonal produce to help feed low-income individuals and families in Kingston. Farmers and gardeners are encouraged to plant an extra row of produce which will then be picked up by volunteers and distributed to local shelters and food programs across the city. With the May long weekend just around the corner, many of us planning our gardens. This is a great time to consider where you can add an extra row for Loving Spoonful to help get healthy, fresh food to those in need. Don’t have space for a garden? No problem! There are lots of other ways to get involved such as volunteering to help with various Loving Spoonful initiatives, starting or participating in a community garden in your neighbourhood or making a monetary donation. Whatever you chose to do, it will go a long way to help others in our community.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Distant Hill Gardens.

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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