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Plant-Grow-Share, a project of Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (or CANDO), has been providing materials and knowledge on urban gardening throughout the neighborhood since 2015. Plant-Grow-Share consists of three main parts: assisting new gardeners, community bonfires, and the little free farmers market.


The deadline to apply for the New Gardener Program was April 27th, 2018 but there are still many ways to get involved! Check out the opportunities below and our calendar of events!


Each year, Plant-Grow-Share hosts a season-long program for new gardeners as well as workshops and classes open to the general public

Community Bonfire

Join us for our monthly community bonfires on the 3rd Sunday of the month (May through October)

Little Free Farmers Markets

Volunteers harvest fresh organic produce from our Plant-Grow-Share gardens, then set up at different locations in Central Neighborhood to share food with the community.

About Our Program

Over the past three years, Plant-Grow-Share has:

  • Helped 46 families grow food in their backyards
  • Harvested 650 pounds of fresh produce
  • Distributed this food to 450 people
  • Donated 4,100 seedlings to schools, community gardens, non-profits, volunteers, and participant gardens
  • Logged 1,500 volunteer hours
  • Provided elevated raised beds when needed for access