Grow Food, Grow Hope Newsletter
Get a Pizza, Give to GFGH
Few people can say that they
don’t enjoy a delicious pizza, a
burger or an Italian sub, or a plateof wings from time to time. Even
fewer can say they don’t enjoy such foods when they’re made at a
place like Generations - the family owned pizzeria that has been inbusiness right here in Wilmingtonsince 1962. Lucky for us, we havebeen given the opportunity to team up with the local restaurant for a fund-raiser.For the entire month of April, Generations will give a portion of theirproceeds to GFGH when patrons present them with our promotional fly-er. The flyer is good for dine-in, carryout and delivery. If by some chance
you’ve never had Generations, this would be a great time to try them out.
And if you already love their food, this is a perfect time to indulge a little.
It’s a win
-win for everyone involved. You get a delicious pizza (or hoagie,or salad, or pasta), a local business gets more patrons in the door, andGFGH gets some much needed money to fund our gardens, youth pro-grams, and community outreach.Generations is located at 100 Lowes Dr. in Wilmington , OH - Acrossthe street from Kroger and adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement. Thedining room is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. For carryout anddelivery, call (937) 382-3845 or order online at their website www.GenerationsPizzeria.com. If you follow them on Facebook or Twit-ter, be sure to thank them for all they do to help us at GFGH. We really appreciate it! To get a copy of the promotional flyer visit GrowFoodGrowHope.com todownload it,
We Need Your Vote!
If you have ever wanted to give to GFGH in the past,but found yourself low on extra cash, now is your chanceto make up for it. We are currently in the running for agrant from DeLoach Vineyards and Organic Gardening Magazine. Fifteen other community gardens from aroundthe country (as well as a few in Canada) are up for a$4,000 prize and only five of us will win. Voting is going on right now. You can help us to stay in the running by going to
and vot-ing for our project. You can vote once a day, every day
until August 6th. That’s 128 opportunities for each of our
readers. Just imagine how many votes we could get if allof you voted! As always, your support is greatly appreciated. Our
gardens wouldn’t even be here without all of you. If we
are fortunate enough to receive these much needed funds, we promise to put them to use making the gardens andour community better.Brad Fuller is a sophomore at Wilmington College, the homebase for GFGH. In 2011, he served with us as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate and during those 10 weeks, he madequite an impression, working in several areas of our program includ-ing youth outreach. Rachel King fondly recalls how during a story time reading at the Wilmington PublicLibrary, he dressed up as the character of Father Hare to do a dramatic rendition of
the children’s book
Tops and Bottoms
by JanetStevens. The kids loved it. While volunteering with GFGH, Bradsays his most memorable experience wasduring the Junior Master Gardener day
camp. “While the week may have been
slightly stressful on the planning end, theevent was a lot of fun and having kids thatthink you are cool is always a good experi-
ence”, Brad says. During our two weeks of
summer camp last year, Brad was a patient and enthusiastic counse-lor for the youngsters, often just as excited to take part in the activi-ties as the kids. He was always full of energy, even after biking the 2miles from the college to Northland Court Apartments to do youthactivities at the weekly garden nights there.In life and in volunteering Brad is a pretty athletic fellow. He isthe current Vice President of the Table Tennis Club at WilmingtonCollege, and a member of Sports Medicine Leadership Council. Heis involved with Faith in Action and he is also a Resident Advisor.He is majoring in Athletic Training and Pre Physical Therapy. When
he isn’t busy with everything else on his plate, he volunteers at
Brad’s dedication to service has not waivered during the school
year. When classes started back up, Brad continued to stay involved with GFGH. He helped with clean-up at thepop bottle greenhouse at the Mulberry St. Apartments in January. He was a TeamLeader for the MLK Day of Service. He wasthe Pea Prince during the NPFI Pageant inFebruary. And most recently, he helped tobuild the new school gardens at Rainbow Village and Champions in the Making.Brad says that one of the reasons he en-
joys volunteering with GFGH is that “It
helps people learn about something that canconnect all living beings; food. Many times,people do not think about what they are eat-ing at all and this can be extremely unhealthy to the body, environ-ment, and economy. GFGH educates people on buying local andpartial self sustainment, which can help to solve the "health" issues.I am interested in local food economies and GFGH is a great exam-
ple of an outlet for education to the public.”
We couldn’t have said it better Brad. Thanks for all you do.
Brad after getting pied at Junior Master Gardener Camp