If you’re interested in doing just a little bit more….Garden Matchmaking Single Page
1. Distribute fliers and posters to apartments, condos, dorms, and homes with visibly disused yards
Either print the this flier yourself (four to a page to save paper, or single page for more posting publicly) or contact us to arrange to pick up deluxe pre-made fliers. I have been gluing seeds to some of our fliers to raise interest and tap into the natural propensities of humanity…
2. Help create fliers and hand them out at Farmer’s Markets
We will meet at 5pm on Thursdays at 885 Bucheon in San Luis Obispo Garden Matchmaking Single Pageto make posters and fliers, then proceed to distribute them at Farmer’s Market. Join us, and pick up some free fruit, compliments of Garden Matchmaking.
3. Teach Someone to Garden (or Learn Yourself!)
Whether you are gardening alone, helping a neighbor learn (as this inspiring SLO resident has)–it is an interdependent movement. Maybe you, your roommate or friend have expressed the wish to garden but haven’t gotten around to it. Truth be told, anyone can grow at least a few basic plants on even the busiest schedule, and he or she will reap many benefits beyond free food! Try checking the library for basic gardening books, volunteer at the Cal Poly Organic Farm for a month, or check out any of the following local organizations which exist to inspire and enable gardening dreams come true:
- Edible SLO http://www.ediblecommunities.com/
- Master Gardeners http://groups.ucanr.org/slomg/
- Seed Exchange email@example.com
- Rare Fruit Growers http://www.crfg.org/
- Cal Poly Organic Farm http://www.calpolyorgfarm.com/
Eating is the basis of gardening–even if you think you know nothing about gardening and the only green on your thumb is the blood of plants you’ve killed, you can learn everything you need to know by eating. Try to find some local produce at the store, talk to a farmer at a local farmer’s market, or better, hold a potluck in your neighborhood to bring out the local talent. Ask questions–lots of questions–and talk with your mouth full. Before you know it you may be a gardener.