Grow For Your Neighbor

"While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many."
     Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007)
Did you know the Fredericksburg Regional
 Food Bank accepts 
donations of homegrown fruits and vegetables?

This year 
Grow For Your Neighbor 
and donate a portion of 
your garden produce 
to the 
Fredericksburg Regional 
Food Bank
What is Grow For Your Neighbor?
GFYN is the people, organizations and businesses who support and participate in the movement to provide homegrown food to the recipients of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. 









  Grow For Your Neighbor
    is supported by:

St. Mary's Catholic Church

​The Spotsylvania Women's Republican Club

The Spotsylvania Home Depot

The Spotsylvania County Farmers Market

Bonnie Plants

Green Hand Nursery

Roxbury Farm Nursery

Massaponax and Riverbend HS
Agriculture Classes

Salem Church Library



   GROW FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR a volunteer program of the
Thank you to the Fredericksburg  and
 Spotsylvania Home Depot stores for their support of Grow For Your Neighbor







Please consider donating a portion of your homegrown produce 
Saturdays from 9 AM until 12 PM at the Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3/Gordon Road Commuter Lot 
Spotsylvania,VA 

or

HELP A FAMILY IN NEED GROW FOR THEMSELVES
You can reserve a garden kit to donate to a family in need.
There are still a limited number of kits available for this purpose

or

Help GFYN  purchase plants and seeds for garden recipients 
and educate our community about our program. 
GFYN accepts monetary donations to help us fulfill our mission
 to provide fresh produce to our community 






OUR MISSION

GFYN provides opportunities for service and
 education, and fulfills a need for healthy food.

GFYN's mission is to provide 
fresh food for recipients of 
The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank,
 to offer an opportunity for families 
 to experience the joys of gardening and
experience the intrinsic value of
 giving back to their community, 
and to foster an appreciation of nature
 and the value of healthy eating.


       
There are many ways you can support GFYN 
In addition to growing and donating homegrown produce, 
GFYN welcomes your help promoting our program by 
tellings your schools, church, clubs and friends about us.
 Please help us nurture the growth of
 our newly sprouted program. 
          WHAT DOES GFYN HAVE GROWNING?   Cabbages!

Last year Lee Turner at Bonnie Plants in Rhodesville, VA donated 450 Cabbage Plants which Spotsylvania County Elementary Students grew to donate to The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
Bonnie Plants has again donated beautiful cabbage plants which local students will grow and donate to the food bank
Thank you Mr.Turner!

To learn more about Bonnie Plants and their 3rd grade Cabbage Program visit their website at: bonniecabbageprogram.com



"All great things have 
small beginnings"
Peter Senge
 Grow For Your Neighbor of 
The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
      Thank you to all who made GFYN an amazing success through your donations, service and support!
over 15,000 POUNDS OF PRODUCE COLLECTED FOR THE FREDERICKSBURG REGIONAL FOOD BANK!

GFYN WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR GARDENS!

Join us on plantsmap.com to share garden photos, ideas and experiences.

We'd love to see your blossoming Grow For Your Neighbor Gardens!

http://plantsmap.com/org/1242/grow-for-your-neighbor

Thanks to the incredible enthusiasm and generosity of our community,  
GFYN has provided fresh fruits and vegetables 
to hundreds of area families 
and supplied and installed 50 gardens
 for area shelters, schools, 
and at Salem Church Library 

Donations to GFYN have provided numerous gardens for  families to grow for themselves, while over 140 families have grown a GFYN square foot garden to participate in the movement to grow for their neighbor  

GFYN  has an active role teaching 
area students to garden, 
while demonstrating the value of 
serving our community





GFYN IS EXTREMELY THANKFUL TO PARTICIPATING FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND ALL WHO HAVE DONATED AND SUPPORTED OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE FRESH FOOD TO AREA FAMILIES
invites you to help provide fresh, 
wholesome food to local families by donating a portion 
of your homegrown produce

or 

make a donation to help sustain GFYN gardens at shelters,
 schools, and library and gardens for families in need 

Please visit our DONATE page
All donations are tax deductible through the 
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank 
GFYN Gardens at Salem Church Library
Tending the summer gardens
We're so proud of our GFYN Kids and their amazing homegrown veggies!
Awesome Job Growers!  THANK YOU!
 
  Matthew's colossal cabbage
 Steven's 
super squash
Planting fall gardens
 Maggie's 
cool cucumbers
Abby's 
zesty zucchini
Fall gardens in full swing
Grow For Your Neighbor Kids
            
GFYN would like to extend a special thank you to Craig, Melissa, Abby and Shawn
 at Piedmont Growers

Abby with her donation of zucchini and apples
We so appreciate your continued 
support and produce donations!

 The Spotsylvania Farmers Market, Route 1 and Gordon Road
 Saturdays June Through September 
or The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank,3631 Lee Hill Drive, 9am to 4pm Monday through Thursday 

 Katie's amazing 
cabbage
Visit our GROWERS PAGE
 to meet more incredible veggie growers and donors.
Grow For Your Neighbor News
Thanks to the generosity of Riverbend and Massaponax High School Agriculture Classes, Green Hand Nursery, Bonnie Plants, Plants Map and Roxbury Mills Nursery
Grow For Your Neighbor was able to not only provide plants to fifty gardens at area shelters, Salem Church Library and donated family gardens,
 but also to provided hundreds of plants for area families to grow and 
donate produce to the food bank.

The tireless volunteers of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church  worked diligently with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank,
collecting produce weekly throughout the summer at the Saturday 
Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Hundreds of area elementary students planted seeds and grew their own cucumber and zucchini plants, donating their homegrown veggies to the food bank
Local middle school students
 continue to grow  gardens to benefit the Fredericksburg Food Bank
 The bountiful gardens at Salem Church Library have tripled since last year, 
and this season produced over 700 pounds of incredible produce for the food bank

Salem Church Library with GFYN offered a second annual free spring 
Square Foot Gardening Seminar 
and hosted Art in the Garden , inviting our community to celebrate the artfully beautiful gardens at Salem Church Library
dedicated volunteer gardener Cynthia with her grandsons at Art In The Garden
student gardeners
newly planted gardens at Mary's Shelter
donated plants
a few of the hundreds of beautiful plants grown by Riverbend and Massaponax High Schools
 DONATE YOUR HOMEGROWN PRODUCE AT:
The Spotsylvania Farmers Market generously provided produce collection space throughout the growing season
Thank you Elizabeth and Bill!

Interested in starting a garden? Our In The Garden page has helpful gardening information and great local resources
    Attention Eagle Scout Candidates click this link for Grow For Your Neighbor Eagle Scout Project opportunities