GardenShare's Bimonthly Newsletter  |  December 2012
Volume 12 No. 6
Share-a-Share Supports CSA Bonus Bucks
If you have friends and family on your holiday shopping list who prefer a gift that benefits the community, consider a Share-a-Share donation in their name.

Share-a-Share donations of any amount fund GardenShare's CSA Bonus Bucks program which helps make CSA affordable for people with limited incomes.
You can donate online and simply let us know who to send a card to in the "send message to GardenShare" box when your donation is confirmed. OR, you can simply email or call us. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. Email, or call 315-261-8054. 
Local Options for SEFA Include GardenShare!  
The deadline to participate in the State Employee Federated Appeal is December 21. GardenShare is now part of SEFA, so state employees can support an equitable and sustainable food system through payroll deduction.
There are so many important causes competing for your contributions through this appeal, that just leafing through the booklet can be overwhelming. One thing to consider is the powerful impact your contribution can have when you keep it local. Read more here. 
Master Gardener Volunteer Program Returns to Cornell Cooperative Extension 
If you have a talent for helping out your friends and neighbors with their gardens, or would like to help track invasive species activity patterns, or you enjoy watching a child's eyes light up the first time they taste a tomato picked right off the vine, you may be interested in joining Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer program.
Informational Meeting
Thursday, January 10
1:00pm - 2:30pm
CCE Learning Farm in Canton
Space is limited so call to register:
GardenShare at Canton Winterfest
Join us for a FREE screening of Queen of the Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us?"  This is a fun, alternative, and ultimately uplifting look at bees and the global bee crisis. Stick around after the movie for a lively discussion. 
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton

Farmers' Market Gift Tokens Available
Starting now, you can purchase $5 gift tokens to use at any farmers' market in St. Lawrence County! They make great bonuses for employees, thank-you gifts for pet sitters, stocking stuffers, you name it. Give the gift of healthy eating and support your local economy at the same time. More information available here.

2 Winter Markets in SLC!
Both Canton and Ogdensburg host winter markets boasting veggies, eggs, apples, meats, maple products, sweets, crafts and more. Support your local farmers, bakers and craftspeople this holiday season.
The Ogdensburg Green Market
Saturdays from 9-1
First Presbyterian Church
Canton Farmers' Market 
Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-1
Canton's Presbyterian Church.


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