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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Garden Club (FGC) is launching a new program to help alleviate food insecurity in the MetroWest community, called the “Community Giving Garden.”

The Framingham Garden Club will launch the Community Giving Garden at the April 22 Earth Day Festival on the Framingham Common to celebrate the Club’s 90 Anniversary. We’re encouraging all Framingham residents to stop by our booth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where we will introduce our Community Giving Garden program and promote our upcoming Plant Sale on May 13.

The goal of the Community Giving Garden is to encourage Framingham residents to grow healthy vegetables and herbs at home and donate a portion to those in need to alleviate food insecurity. With this new program, we join other non-profit organizations in Framingham, focused on providing healthy produce to Framingham families in a variety of ways.

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“We’re excited to bring this new program to our community, as part of our 90th Anniversary ‘Give Back to the Community’ theme across several events this year,” said Framingham Garden Club President Andi Saari. “It will enable families across Framingham to learn and expand their gardening skills, grow healthy vegetables and herbs and generously give back to our community.”

At the Club’s booth:

  • Families can register to participate in this program through an online form or through a paper registration form. Applicants must be Framingham residents.
  • For the first 50 families who register, we will provide a “starter kit” consisting of a grow bag, soil, seeds, seedling and a tip sheet on “How To Get Started.” The contents of the starter kits have been donated by many local garden vendors.

Once registered, participants can visit our website for more information and to provide an update on what they have grown and where they have donated. The website will also provide a “resources and information” page.

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The Framingham Garden Club appreciates the generous donations provided by gardening vendors to make this program possible, as well as advice from other local gardening experts.

For more information on how you can participate in our new Community Giving Garden program, starting on April 22 check out our website

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.