Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Regrow Together Project

Gardeners are good people. They’re willing to share plants and advice with novice gardeners and veterans alike. They know that collectively, they are greater than the sum of their parts. One gardener in particular has stepped up to coordinate a project of giving that gets gardeners and non-gardeners alike involved.

Michael Nolan
Michael Nolan has a heart for those that have been devastated by the national disasters our country has suffered this year at the hands of Mother Nature - floods, drought, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes. Besides personal property losses such as homes, entire communities have been affected by the loss of the vegetation around them. These are things that give us a sense of place in the world – trees, shrubs, community gardens, personal gardens and landscaping. Many areas are now bare.

Julia Martz, author of SnarkyVegan blog, had her
garden damaged by flood waters in 2010.
Left alone, of course they’ll be green again. Natural growth is good and necessary in some areas, but we can help people rebuild their personal gardens with just a little elbow grease and sharing from the bounty of our own gardens. We know how much effort and care has gone into the gardens and know what this can mean to those who have lost theirs.

Extra plants, saved seeds, and a willingness to help others rebuild their gardens is what The Regrow Together Project is all about. Michael is the national coordinator for this project and each state has their own coordinator. If you know of an area that needs our help, please contact your state coordinator with information regarding the need. I have agreed to act as the state coordinator for Ohio.

For more information, visit their group on Facebook: The Regrow Together Project. If you want to help or you need help, please fill out the online form. The project is in the process of filing for 501(c)3 status.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a fabulous idea. It got me to thinking about all of those Master Gardeners out there that need to work on a "project" for their hours. A lot of good things could come from this. Best of luck.

Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said...

Beautiful share Kylee on The Regrow Together Project. A wonderful way for Gardeners to Help Gardeners it's a privilege to know Michael Nolan and for me through Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew to be a part of each one of your gardens! Annie

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