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Grow For Your Neighbor

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Come check out a new community program, Grow For Your Neighbor, which is a campaign to encourage area residents to donate a portion of their homegrown produce to The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. This program has the potential to provide many families with fresh, seasonal food, but is also an opportunity for service, education, nature appreciation and healthy eating.

GFYN has put together a beautiful Square Foot Garden Kit, in the hopes of encouraging families and novice gardeners to make the commitment to grow a garden and donate a portion to the food bank. I see this as a wonderful way for children to become involved and give back to their community. Our kits are available until March 29th for a donation of $66.40 (this is our cost, with no mark up). Kits will be available for pick up May 3rd at The Fredericksburg Home Depot Community Event, where The Square Foot Gardening Foundation will offer free square foot gardening demonstrations and instruction.

A big part of our program is to provide garden kits to families in need, so that they may grow for themselves.

There are several ways we can use your help. Please consider participating this growing season, but also please help us get the word out. Our sale is quickly coming to an end, and we have many more kits available for purchase. Please see what we're about at and pass GFYN's web address on to friends, clubs, churches, schools and family so that we might have a successful first season helping our community.

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.