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GardenShare received a Volunteer Generation Grant from the State of New York. The grant is a partnership project with the Canton and Potsdam Farmers Markets, Campus Kitchens, Church and Community Program, and the Free Will Dinner at the Canton United Methodist Church and has a goal of bringing more volunteers into anti-hunger work.

The two dinners rely heavily on college students to support their efforts. So, one of the challenges these programs have is the lack of volunteers when the college students are on break.

GardenShare to honor Local Living Venture (Thu, 2016-12-01) Growing Community Award to be presented in January

GardenShare is pleased to announce Local Living Venture as the recipient of the 2016 Growing Community Award.  Each year, GardenShare recognizes an individual or organization whose efforts strengthen the food system and/or increase food security in northern New York State.  Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others.  The award will be presented at a reception at TAUNY in Canton at 2:00 PM on January 28, 2017.

GardenShare partners with United Way (Mon, 2016-03-14) GardenShare partners with United Way of Northern New York

 GardenShare is now a partner with the United Way of Northern New York.

This partnership will allow GardenShare to apply for funding through the United Way campaign.  To receive funding from United Way, the program must be unduplicated, meet a real need, show positive and specific results and have a positive effect on community health and well-being.

Keep up with the GardenShare blog (Mon, 2016-03-07) The GardenShare team provides regular updates on food issues in the North Country

 Interested in what's going on in the food world and how it connects to Northern New York?  The team at GardenShare will keep you up to date on food insecurity with regular posts on a blog.

GardenShare marks 20 years of service to the community (Thu, 2016-01-21) Reflections on the beginning of GardenShare on our 20th anniversary

The Roots of GardenShare
Phil Harnden
January 18, 2016

GardenShare traces its roots to the North Country Garden School, which I founded in 1994 as a way for people (including novices like me) to learn skills for gardening in northern New York State. Led by veteran gardeners, the Garden School taught an ecologically responsible style of gardening appropriate for our cold climate. Each year several hundred gardeners attended our workshops, tours, films, and lectures.

News Archive

Successful farmers market season comes to an end (Mon, 2016-11-14) Sales to low-income customers increase dramatically
Nature's Storehouse raising funds for GardenShare (Sun, 2016-11-13) Nature's Storehouse customers will be asked to donate
Help us meet the challenge! (Tue, 2016-10-04) Challenge grant to support SNAP at the Farmers Markets
Feedback on your farmers market? (Tue, 2016-10-04) As the market season draws to a close, do you have feedback?
GardenShare is hiring (Tue, 2016-09-20) GardenShare is seeking applicants for the position of Volunteer Coordinator
GardenShare seeks nominations for Growing Community Award (Wed, 2016-09-07) Award for individual or organization whose efforts strengthen food security
Americorps VISTA position at GardenShare (Wed, 2016-08-24) GardenShare seeks applicants for Americorps VISTA
Nourishing Memories (Wed, 2016-08-10) Share a favorite food memory or recipe and help GardenShare create such memories for others
Hammond and Massena Farmers Markets Open, Joining those in Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam (Wed, 2016-07-06) All five St. Lawrence County farmers markets now open for the season
Farmers Markets Open (Fri, 2016-05-27) Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam farmers markets open