Happy New Year!
Thank you for your support in 2014!
This year’s giving program began in early December and we appreciate all the donations we have received. Last year we focused on building new curriculum materials for our programs, and we developed a stronger network within the correctional facilities. The Disabilities Resource has enhanced our training program for volunteers and we had an impressive harvest year in 2014! Statewide, DOC gardens contributed 47,301 pounds of food to the Oregon Food Bank network.
Thanks to the all our on-going volunteers working in the many correctional facilities throughout the state that we support! Without you, we could not deliver sustainable gardening programs to the inmates. In 2014, Lettuce Grow facilitated 200 inmates to pass the Sustainable Gardening Program. In addition to the Sustainable Gardening program, 80 inmates completed the Oregon Food Bank’s Seed to Supper Program! These programs change inmates lives, for more information please read “Voices from the Inside,” a new feature on our website sharing the stories we hear and witness.
Lettuce Grow Garden Foundation
Lettuce Grow Garden Foundation began with one correctional facility garden in 2008. This year we are working in 14 Oregon correctional facilities plus two youth facilities. We have recruited steady and experienced volunteers, and have slowly worked to establish our sustainable gardening program for inmates. This both improves the gardens, generates food bank donations, and gives inmates a credential for job search when they are released.
Amazon Smiles on Lettuce Grow!
Lettuce Grow Garden Foundation has recently been added to a new giving program: AmazonSmile! And, just in time for the upcoming season of giving. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by our customers.
Happy Shopping and thank you for your valued support.
Lettuce Grow brings gardening education to correctional facilities in the State of Oregon. Our volunteers and guest speakers educate inmates on sustainability gardening and horticulture topics. We provide classroom learning and hands-on experience in the garden. We encourage prisons to incorporate their harvests in their own kitchens and support donations to local food banks. We are passionate about the positive power of education and gardening!
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