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Plant-Grow-Share

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.

Vote for PLANT-GROW-SHARE to be selected as a Community Choice SEED recipient so we can buy land for our garden!

Vote for us now at https://bit.ly/2NS7few#VoteSEED18

SEED is a Seward Community Co-op grant program that raises over $20,000 in donations for recipient organizations each month.

Help us become one of four 2019 Community Choice SEED recipients! If we’re selected, we plan to use the funds to secure land which will enable us to grow our Learn to Garden program. We teach lower-income people in Central and surrounding neighborhoods how to grow organic vegetables and provide them everything needed to grow their own garden: soil, garden beds, seeds, plants and a supportive community.

We also share what we harvest with our neighbors through our Little Free Farmers Market all season long. Everyone needs access to healthy food!

Voting is open Sept. 19-Oct. 10, but do it now...it's quick and you can feel great knowing you've helped us continue our delicious, community-building work.


Join us for our Community Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 6th at the Central Fair! Read all about this FREE DINNER and CELEBRATION here:

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LEARN TO GARDEN

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