Many ways to contribute to the Vegetable Project

6-2016, Bill Stoneman, Albany school gardens

Monetary contributions, including on a monthly schedule, may be made by clicking here.

Here are some of the many other ways you can get involved with and support the Vegetable Project. And please email us at [email protected] or text us at 518-728-6799 if you would like to learn more.

  • Help with watering our gardens is the most urgent item on our wish list at this time of year. Heading into July, this can be life or death for plants that we are nurturing. The more hands taking turns, the better our prospects are for heading into the new school year with gardens teaming with teaching and learning opportunities. Please find more details here.
  • Get involved with Vegetable Project organizational business. As an example, our marketing and communications group can always use new ideas and can put volunteer hands to great use. We would love help with fundraising, planning out a summer program, building an outdoor classroom and more.
  • Join us in working with kids. We are working on an initiative right now with incoming sixth graders at Myers Middle School from Aug. 21 to 25. We seek helpers in September for touch-and-taste walkarounds, during which we will bring hundreds of students to our gardens. We lead an after-school Garden Club at Myers on Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year. We offer meaningful volunteer opportunities in environmental science and culinary classes during the school day. We could use a small army of friends in February and March, when we lead hundreds of kids in making milk jug miniature greenhouses, and in April and May, when we build rounds and rounds of learning opportunities around the plants growing in the min-greenhouses. Get in touch and we’ll let you know all about these and more. We would love to build more programming around food preparation with our produce if you have the know-how.
  • Pitch in at our gardens, independently or with others. We get together over the summer on Wednesday evenings at Myers and many other times on short notice. More than watering, weeding, planting and harvesting, we could use great help with planning what to grow.
  • Contribute your building skills to our efforts. We would like to expand our collection of hoop houses, which are designed to extend the growing season. And we urgently need to replace two very worn compost enclosures.
  • Buy flower bulbs from us until Saturday, Oct. 15, 2023. Keep an eye out for seed sale fundraiser in the late winter.
  • Wear a stylish Vegetable Project T-shirt around town.
  • Lend a hand with photography and social media.
  • Boost our visibility by finding us on social media, liking us and sharing our posts.

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