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Garden of Hope project seeks Volunteers

produce-basketThe Garden of HOPE needs your help and support. The project will help raise funds and awareness regarding the hungry citizens in our community. Garden of Hope volunteers will plant, care for and harvest produce that will be sold to raise funds for local food programs including F.U.E.L, Loaves and Fishes and other groups feeding the hungry.See attached flier about the project. An organizational meeting is being held on May 5, 2009 at 9:30 am in the conference room of the City’s Housing and Community Development Office.

The Garden of Hope is a local community outreach program sponsored in part by the City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development, UT/TSU Cooperative Extension program in Montgomery County, other organizations and businesses.

The Garden of Hope is located at 860 Hornbuckle Road in Clarksville, TN.

How can you help?

  • By volunteering to adopt a section of the garden and care for it throughout the garden season.
  • Sign up for the Garden of Hope CSA and for a nominal fee you will receive a box full of fresh, seasonal vegetables every week throughout the growing season.
  • Shop at our Downtown Market booth on Saturdays later this season.
  • Shop at the On-Farm Market Stand

Would you like to help? Please contact:

Karla Kean 931-648-5725
Carolyn Watson 931-358-0390
Marcia Huguley 931-980-0093
Angela Belcher

Application

If you are interested in helping but are unable to attend the meeting, complete the following and mail to:

    Karla Kean, Extension Agent
    UT-TSU Montgomery County Extension
    1030 Cumberland Heights Road, STE-A
    Clarksville, TN 37040

Name:

______________________________________________________________________________

Address:

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City/State/Zip:

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Phone:                                                                       Email:

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I would like to: (check what applies)

    [   ] Volunteer to garden (pull weeds, harvest etc.)
    [   ] Donate supplies
    [   ] Sign up for CSA (weekly box of vegetables)
    [   ] Make a monetary donation to the cause

The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development, Tennessee State University, The University of Tennessee, USDA and County Governments Cooperating and The Agricultural Extension Service offers its programs to all persons regardless to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson
Tennessee native. Computer Systems Analyst - 30+ year career in computer industry. B.S. Computer Science, 1983 TTU. M.A. Instructional Technology, 1999 APSU. She is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave,  Tennessee Tree Steward,  The Climate Project, Audubon,  Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, League of Conservation Voters, an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville (UUFC), UU Service Committee, and UUFC Social Action chairperson / Green Sanctuary chairperson / Youth group advisor.
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