Spring has sprung in the Bay Area with this lovely pattern of sunshine and rain, the hills are green, the wildflowers are blossoming, and it is time to plant basil and tomatoes!
At Graze the Roof we are expanding food production, planting more flowers and cultivating more ways for community members to engage with the garden and benefit from the many elements that make this urban agriculture project so special.
Every week, we host a volunteer workday, where members from our community at-large, folks who live in and around the Tenderloin, GLIDE congregation members, students from various universities, and retired elders participate in the cycle of building soil, sowing seeds, tending to plants, feeding the worms, turning the compost and beautifying the space. It is the volunteers that make Graze the Roof possible; it really does take a community to grow a garden.
Since November we have been doing a weekly harvest of food for the soup kitchen facilitated by the GLIDE. Since that time we have harvested a comprehensive 87lbs of food for the Free Meals Program and Nutrition Education programs that serve the needs of thousands of people a day.
It is because of the volunteers that we have elevated the garden to the point where we can offer local, seasonal, organic food grown with love to those in need.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS OVER THE YEARS WHO HAVE HELPED TO GET GRAZE THE ROOF TO WHERE IT IS TODAY!
THE DIRT UNDER YOUR NAILS,
AND YOUR PARTICIPATION
HAVE MADE AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT!
VOLUNTEERS (PAST AND PRESENT)!
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR SPRING 2012 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
*Community Lunch at 12:30p
Monday, April 9, 2012
Posted by Graze the Roof at 10:02 PM