Syracuse Grows will host its 9th Annual Spring Resource Drive on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to support community gardening and urban agriculture throughout the City of Syracuse. The signature event links vital community resources with grassroots food gardening efforts by connecting volunteer labor and much-needed tools and gardening materials with the city’s many community gardeners.
During the Annual Spring Resource Drive Syracuse Grows distributes compost, manure, and other gardening resources to community gardens across the city. On April 22, from 9am until 3pm, community members can help kick off the gardening season by volunteering at various community gardens.
Many city agencies, businesses, organizations, and individuals provide support for the resource drive. This year, the Ressource Drive is sponsored by the Greater Syracuse Land Bank and is supported by Greenscapes and the Onondga County Resource Recovery Agency. “We are really appreciative of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank’s support of community gardening,” explains Syracuse Grows Board Chair Sarah Brown, “the Land Bank is sponsoring the Resource Drive and currently leases 10 lots in Syracuse for community gardens. This on-going support makes Syracuse a more vibrant city and helps turn once-vacant lots into productive community spaces.”
Please check the Syracuse Grows website (www.syracusegrows.org) for more information on the resource drive and how to get involved, including details on the items needed and information on the community gardens in your neighborhood.