#ygkChallenge: Grow a Row

Grow a Row, Kingston, OntarioWelcome 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:

Grow a row.  Spring is finally here (I promise), and with many of us starting our seeds indoors, what better time than now to plan on growing a little something extra for those in need. Since the launch of Loving Spoonful’s Grow a Row initiative in 2010, the program has collected over 70,000 lbs of fresh, seasonal produce to help feed upwards of 30 agencies and shelters throughout Kingston.  By setting aside a row or section of your garden for produce that you’re willing to donate come harvest time, you’ll directly contribute to the reduction of poverty in Kingston.  Although the Grow A Row program doesn’t officially kick off until June, now’s the time to start planning your contribution.

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 and credit to Christa for supplying the photo associated with this week’s ygkchallenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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