Sunday, April 15, 2012

Event: Take a Bite Out of Hunger (4/15/12)


Take a bite out of hunger by joining the Brooktondale Community Center in planting a row for the hungry!

Sunday, April 15, 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Garden Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Smith at or call the Brooktondale Community Center (607) 539-6537.

Sign-up for a row in one or two community gardens or in your backyard by Sunday, April 15th.

A Plant a Row for the Hungry Rally and information session will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 2pm in the Brooktondale Community Center Old Fire Hall (524 Valley Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817).

Sign up to Own a Row and receive...

FREE Seeds, FREE Row Markers, FREE garden information. Anybody is welcome to register for a "row" in one of the community gardens or in your backyard. All residents living in Tompkins County are invited.

Visit the community gardens with available land to grow your own food and plant a row or two:
Hatch Farm

Learn how to direct seed vegetables! Work days will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10am-4pm starting in May-October.Caroline Food Pantry Garden – 3185 Slaterville Road/Speed Hill Road – Pat Brhel

Learn how to transplant vegetables! Work days will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 12:30-4:30pm starting in May-October. Volunteer an hour, a day or every other weekend. Find out more at

The B.I.G. Project is aimed to inspire gardening throughout the area starting at the Brooktondale Community Center involving free workshops, volunteer opportunities, community events and communal work dates throughout the summer.
Plant a Row for the Hungry is a community-wide project aimed to help reduce hunger issues in and around the Town of Caroline, NY.

Anybody is welcome to register for a row or bed in either of the community food pantry gardens or in one's backyard through the Brooktondale Community Center ( The donated vegetables, herbs and fruits will provide fresh, organic produce to low-income residents in the Town of Caroline who attend bi-monthly Caroline Food Pantry distributions.

Rows will be available for adoption, with groups and families who sign up for a row or bed responsible for the cultivation and care of anything that goes into that row or bed. The "Plant a Row for Hungry" Project, says Patricia Brhel, Chairman of the BCC Board, "is perfect for scouts, clubs, church groups, friends, student groups and individuals. Everyone who participates will get something out of this project," she said. "Whether they participate because they want to help others or because they enjoy the great outdoors, there will be many benefits for those who volunteer to take care of a row in a community garden or in their backyard."

For those who would like to take part in the B.I.G. Project there will be a learning garden, two community food pantry gardens, free workshops, chicken coops to build and help with promotion of events that will need hands-on participation and community involvement through the Brooktondale Community Center. Visit for more information.

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