2021 Grow Your Own Garden Kit—Application

Please provide the following basic information. In addition to contact information, we're asking a few brief questions so that we can better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. All personal information and responses are strictly confidential.
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A Cornucopia of Fresh Vegetables at Harvest. (Photo: Sharon Pittaway/Unsplash)
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Will receiving this gardening kit enable you to afford to begin a garden for your household, which would otherwise be difficult to do? *
How many children and adults will this gardening kit help to feed? *
Is your household located in Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Plymouth, Reading or Woodstock, Vermont? *
Do you agree to use this gardening kit for the purposes described in the GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN description (below). *
First-time GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN participants are eligible to receive seeds, seedlings, garden tools and a gardening book. Returning participants are eligible to receive seeds and seedlings. Please click the appropriate place, below. *
Would you need assistance with transportation to pick up the gardening supplies at either of the two locations where supplies will be located: Woodstock and West Lebanon. Please write "yes" or "no." If "yes," please indicate which location(s) you would need assistance getting to. *
Have you received food assistance from other sources, such as a local food shelf? (optional)
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If yes, what other area organizations have helped you to meet your immediate needs for food? (optional)
About the GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN Project
The GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project was first created by Sustainable Woodstock in response to the immediate need for food experienced by many individuals and families as a result of school closings and economic disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable Woodstock is now working long-term with regional food shelves, other area non-profits and the Vermont Food Bank to help families become more self-sufficient by growing their own nutritious and delicious vegetables and herbs. We sincerely hope that those who choose to GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN will find joy, sustenance and fulfillment in the creative act of gardening.

Each complete GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN kit includes a well-rounded variety of seeds and seedlings, an introductory organic gardening book and a complete set of gardening tools: long-handle round-point shovel, 48" garden hoe, garden snips/trimmer, 
2-gallon plastic watering can, 5-gallon plastic pail
, hand cultivator (claw type), 54” metal bow rake, 1 pair gardening gloves, 1 hand trowel.

• These gardening kits are designed for those who want to begin gardening in order to supplement their household food supply, and who would not otherwise be able to afford purchasing the tools, seeds and plants required to establish a garden.

• This application is subject to approval. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. The applicant agrees to use the gardening kit for these purposes.

• The applicant confirms that they are a resident of the towns served by the Windsor Central Supervisory Union (Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Plymouth, Reading, Woodstock).

RECIPIENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE AND HOW THEY CAN PICK UP THEIR GARDENING TOOLS, PLANTS, SEEDS AND BOOK.

As a way to evaluate how the GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project is succeeding, recipients are encouraged to let us know how they are progressing with their garden. Stories and photographs of your experiences and the fruits of your gardens are welcome, including feedback on what worked well, and the challenges that you encountered.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO ASK QUESTIONS, email:
director@sustainablewoodstock.org

(Emailing is encouraged as our staff is small and we can respond to emails in a more timely way, and because we are largely working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.)

Phone at: 802•457•2911

Sustainable Woodstock’s GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project is funded by a major grant from the Green Mountain Foundation as well as private contributions. The project is also supported by other regional non-profits and the caring and compassionate individuals who are working hard to provide food for all.
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