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FREE vegetable plants at Grow and Share Annual Giveaway!

Posted April 14, 2010

Thanks to Lisa, with Mt. Zion UMC who contacted me this week about a fabulous FREE Vegetable plant giveaway being held at many Triangle locations this weekend and next. The giveaway is through Grow and Share and each family can get an average of 12-16 plants (while quantities last).

The concept is that you receive free plants from Grow and Share and sign a pledge to share some of your veggies with friends, neighbors, the food bank and anyone else who can benefit from your bounty. It's a wonderful way to help others and help your family to enjoy healthy, high quality produce.

Here are some more details about the Grow and Share Annual Plant Giveaway including locations and times:

To receive free garden plants:

1. Come to one of the giveaways listed below.

2. Choose your plants (est. 12 to 16 per family).

3. Fill out and sign the Pledge To Share your harvest.

4. Take your plants home, plant them, and care for them.

5. Harvest daily or weekly and take extra to neighbors, strangers, food banks, etc.
to ensure needy families in your community benefit directly as you harvest.

*Plants are given away on a first come, first served basis. When they are gone, they’re gone.

Donations welcome.
Mail to: Grow And Share
70 Harrison St — Zebulon NC 27597
1.919.269.5414 —
Fighting hunger from the ground up®

To help more residents become sharing gardeners, Grow And Share is holding Garden Plant Giveaways in several NC cities.

Grow And Share Annual Garden Plant Giveaway Locations

Saturday, April 17, 2010
1:00pm to 3:00pm*
Private Residence (limited parking)
4408 K-Held Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

Saturday, April 17, 2010
10:00am to 12:00pm*
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
15772 NC 50 North
Garner, NC 27529

Saturday, April 17, 2010
9:30am to 2:00pm*
Simple Gifts Garden’s Spring event
1075 S. Hughes Street
Apex, NC 27502

Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:00am to 12:00pm*
Pilot Baptist Church
8103 NC 39 Highway
Zebulon, NC 27597

Sunday, April 25, 2010
1:00pm to 2:30pm*
New Hope Baptist Church
4301 Louisburg Road
Raleigh, NC 27604

Plants Available: Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, banana cantaloupe, cauliflower, cucumber, pickling cucumber, eggplant, muskmelon, sweet peppers, hot peppers, acorn squash, zucchini, sweet dumpling squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, Tomato (many varieties), watermelon, okra, cabbage … Special Plants For Donations: Black Sea Man Tomato Heirloom, Rare Tigger Melon Heirloom, Mexican Miniature Watermelon, Rare Hokkaido Black Watermelon, Improved Rocky Ford Cantaloupe

* Quantities of all items are limited. We do not guarantee availability of any particular item at the time you arrive at the giveaway.

You may choose from available items. Limited seeds available.

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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 17, 2010

    Thanks to Lisa, Mt. Zion UMC and the Grow and Share folks for hosting such a nice plant giveaway this morning! We now have cucumbers, watermelon, crookneck squash, zucchini, and tomatoes ready to go into the garden tomorrow! I look forward to sharing the veggies and fruit with the food bank and friends and neighbors.