As we shared with you previously, the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women has been awarded a DigIn! Grant from Passaic County Community Garden and Neighborhood Farming Program. This means we will be able to plant a small garden in the back yard where our women will be able to grow vegetables and reap the rewards by feeding their families with fresh vegetables that are traditional to their cultures.
However, we cannot move forward with this project until we have someone to coordinate the gardening. We are asking for a volunteer gardening coordinator who can begin in April to gather the women who will do the gardening, order supplies and supervise the planting and maintenance of the garden. This will be done with the assistance of the staff of City Green (the organization that implements the grant). We hope that someone who has a love for gardening will step forward to make this dream a reality for us this spring and summer.
Please direct anyone who is interested in being the gardening coordinator to contact Sister Ann Marie at (973) 470-0844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to have our first meeting with the women who will do the gardening during the first or second week of April, so we would like to identify a coordinator very soon.
Please note: We are actively and energetically seeking someone to coordinate this project. While we welcome your advice and offers of materials, we cannot respond to these until we have a coordinator.