Lexi is a Fort Collins resident and active Plant it Forward participant. She learned about the program through her volunteer work at the Gardens on Spring Creek. “I regularly volunteer at their special events and always make a point to see what they’re up to in the community. I was informed that they were launching a new outreach program called Plant it Forward, and as a gardener was immediately interested in participating!”
She grows extra fruits and vegetables in her garden for the program and has been instrumental in getting her neighborhood involved. Read the rest of her story here.
Food Bank for Larimer County
1301 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM
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Plant it Forward Champions help by providing donation points and community-centered outreach for participants. These outstanding individuals collect donated produce and help spread the word about Plant It Forward to friends, family and the community at large.
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Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Saturday - 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday - 12 - 5 PM
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Interested in joining the Plant it Forward movement in Northern Colorado?
Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up
Plant It Forward, a partnership between the Gardens on Spring Creek and the Food Bank for Larimer County, invites all gardeners to plant an extra row to fight hunger in our community. Share your bounty with children, families, and seniors in need of food assistance and help end hunger.
In 2016, local gardeners donated over 54,000 pounds of fresh produce, leaving a huge impact on our community. This growing season we aim to raise 65,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce.
For people living with food insecurity, purchasing healthy, fresh, and nutritious food is often out of reach due to cost. By donating the extras from your garden, you’ll help the Food Bank for Larimer County provide our guests with healthy options. We know fresh food provides health benefits, according to the USDA, “people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.” Your donation will help feed neighbors in need leading to a healthier and more vibrant community for all.