GardenShare's Bimonthly Newsletter  |  February 2015
Volume 15 No. 1
Thoughts from our still new 
Executive Director

In my almost two months at GardenShare, I've taken part in meetings of all of the organization's committees, a Board of Directors retreat and regular meeting, participated in our annual Growing Community Social and helped present the Growing Community Award to the Martin family, facilitated a panel discussion after our presentation of "Greenhorns," and met a lot of people who are passionate about GardenShare's mission and work.

It's been tiring and exciting, frustrating and stimulating, overwhelming and filled with positive energy, all at once!

While I may have had moments of exhaustion or frustration these first few weeks, I have also been inspired by people's passion for this work.  While I recognize the challenges tha
t GardenShare faces, I see tremendous opportunity and untapped potential.  And while I love the North Country with all my heart, when I look around, I can't help but see the needs in this region.


I look forward to working with you to have an impact on those needs.  And I'd love to hear from you as to what's important to you about GardenShare.  Will you take our brief survey or e-mail me directly at to share your thoughts?

Thank you for being there with GardenShare.  Thank you for inspiring me with your support.


P.S.  In case you didn't see it, very early on in my time at GardenShare, I was interviewed on North Country Matters.  The thirty minute interview will give you some more insight into my background and my thoughts about the future of GardenShare.

The 2015 Local Food Guide

The deadline to get into this year's Local Food Guide is 
March 20!

AD RATES and information are available  here.

TO BE LISTED, send in your listing form! If you are a SLC farm or business that sells local food, you should receive a form in the mail soon. If it doesn't arrive, give us a call so we can get you in there - 315-261-8054.

Don't miss these opportunities to be in St. Lawrence County's comprehensive guide to local food, farmstands, farmers' markets and food assistance programs!

Photo contest for cover of Local Food Guide

 Got a great, high-quality photo that could illustrate the local food guide?  Send it to by March 20 to be entered in a contest to be on the cover of the 2015 Guide!

Ronald Tavernier's photo of veggies from Kent Family Growers graced last year's cover.

The North Country Food Day Youth Summit is a biennial event - a day of workshops, networking, and action planning for high school students from across the North Country.


Coming October 2015! 

Watch for more info!

Share your thoughts with GardenShare...


With new leadership at GardenShare, we are looking for your feedback.  Why are you interested?  Why do you support GardenShare?  What would you like to know more about?

The survey is brief - will take less than five minutes.

Go here to share your thoughts.

Saturday, March 28
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Parkview (upstairs from the Blackbird)
107 Main St., Canton


Join host Ellen Rocco for a unique Trivia Night experience. Tickets are $25 a head. Bring your own team of four, or we'll match you up with a team.


We encourage pre-registration as this event has sold out for the last two years!

315-261-8054 or
Prizes donated by lots of area businesses and farmers! More details available here.

Coming soon:
CSA Bonus Bucks 

If you are a CSA Farmer in St. Lawrence County, you should receive a CSA Bonus Bucks participation form in the mail.
If you'd like your CSA to be part of CSA Bonus Bucks, helping to make your CSA more accessible to more people, return the form to us.

The program will launch in March, and we want to make sure your information is included on forms, publicity, and on our website. 

This year CSA Bonus Bucks will provide a $50 "scholarship" to qualified households for any CSA shares costing $200 or less (typically single or half shares) and $100 for those costing more than $200 (typically family shares).

Support for this program is provided by foundations, businesses, and people like you!  If you would like to help a low-income household access healthy food from a CSA farm, please consider making a donation today!

Your gift of $100 will help one family access a CSA share and your gift of $50 will help a senior.  Be sure to note with your donation that you would like your gift applied to CSA Bonus Bucks.




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