Sun Gro Horticulture and Black Gold are proud sponsors of the Garden Writers Association Foundation, and their Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) program. Through the donation of row markers, media, and other fundraising materials, we have helped PAR become a more viable part of communities nationwide.
We also host our own PAR garden! In the spring of 2017, students from Westfield Technical Academy made a special visit to Sun Gro Horticulture’s Agawam, MA office to help get our Plant A Row for the Hungry garden off to an early start! We appreciate the student’s interest in horticulture and their willingness to get their hands dirty for a good cause.
The Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) program was launched in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association and the GWA Foundation as a public service. GWA garden communicators encourage readers and listeners to plant an extra row of produce yearly to donate the surplus to community food banks and soup kitchens. It has been a very successful program. According to the GWA: “Since 1995, over 20 million pounds of produce providing over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners.”
When everyday gardeners take action, great things can happen. Click here to learn more about becoming a part of the PAR program!