Welcome Eagle Scout Candidates
Looking for a wonderful Eagle Scout opportunity with lasting community impact?
Please consider adopting a project to benefit Grow For Your Neighbor
of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.
Projects are available at three locations:
1. Salem Church Library
2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Grow For Your Neighbor gardens at the Salem Church Library are a community effort whereby
organic produce is grown and donated throughout the year to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.
The Library has donated over 800 pounds of produce just this last year,
and is excited at the prospect of increasing their bounty through additional gardens and irrigation.
The library gardens not only provide fresh food for those in need, but also opportunities for service and education
to those living in surrounding communities and to teens participating in the library's after school program.
These gardens are utilized to teach square foot gardening and serve as a food source and habitat for butterflies
and other beneficial pollinators as well as to hosting community gatherings including Art In the garden and Garden Tea.
Salem Church Library garden projects:
*** THE SALEM CHURCH LIBRARY PROJECTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN***
Build, install and fill with organic soil mix soil three raised bed gardens each measuring 4ft x 4ft.
Build and install a simple irrigation system consisting of raised rain barrels, timers and pvc / hose
to gravity water 8 existing and 3 proposed garden beds utilizing 2 rain barrels on premises with additional barrels needed.
2. Local Middle School
Student GFYN gardens at this local middle school have grown several hundred pounds of organic produce
for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank while learning gardening as part of eighth grade science curriculum.
Gardens also include butterfly larval food plants and are utilized to teach Lepidoptera conservation and life cycle.
Students have planted, tended and harvested gardens, making this a wonderful educational and service location.
School administration would very much like garden irrigation and an outdoor classroom / shelter
to make optimal use of gardens and learning opportunities.
Middle School garden projects:
Build, install and fill with organic soil mix 2 raised bed gardens each measuring 4ft x 4ft.
*** THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN TAKEN***
Build and install a simple irrigation system consisting of raised rain barrels and timers with pvc / hose to gravity water 3 existing and 2 proposed garden beds. There are no existing rain barrels on premises.
Construct a permanent covered outdoor learning classroom / shelter (approximately 20 ft x 20ft) with picnic tables
3. Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
3631 Lee Hill Drive Fredericksburg VA 22408
GFYN is pleased to take over the sizable gardens at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.
The 8 11x12 ft garden beds within a fenced area approximately 1,700 square feet
will be planted, tended and harvested as a service project by local Spotsylvania County 4-H teens.
Produce will be donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank while 4 H will also utilize gardens
to teach local families and youth gardening skills, and about beneficial pollinators,
as well as canning, cooking and preservation of fresh produce.
We are extremely excited to see the potential of this space realized, and its subsequent impact on our community.
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Garden projects:
Build, install and fill with organic soil mix two raised bed gardens each measuring 4ft x 4ft.
Build and install a simple irrigation system consisting of raised rain barrels and timers
with pvc / hose to gravity water 8 existing beds ( each 11'x 12') and 2 proposed square foot garden beds.
The site has one existing rain barrel and will require numerous additional barrels.