Calling all Neighborhood Champions!

Are you a gardener looking to make a difference in your community? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

The Gardens and the Food Bank for Larimer County are searching for Neighborhood Champions who will encourage and advocate in his/her neighborhood to plant, grow, and harvest fresh produce donations for those in need in our community. Neighborhoods, places of business, schools, and churches can all participate. All training and supplies are provided.

Get more information at our upcoming Plant it Forward Neighborhood Champion Info Session Thursday, April 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins.

To kindly RSVP or to get more information, please contact Josh Greene at jgreene@foodbanklarimer.org, Food Resource Manager, at the Food Bank for Larimer County.


  • Plant it Forward for neighbors in need. Remember, no donation is too small!

Plant It Forward

Fighting hunger from the ground up

Plant It Forward, a joint effort between the Gardens on Spring Creek and the Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC), is urging all home gardeners to fight hunger from the ground up and plant extra fruits, vegetables and herbs this spring to donate to the hungry during the harvest season.

"At this time of the year, Fort Collins gardeners can decide to help the most vulnerable in our community by planting extra in their gardens," explains Michelle Provaznik, Director, Gardens on Spring Creek. "Each member of the community can make a difference; no donation is too small."

In its fourth growing season, the Gardens and FBLC organizers have set a goal for 35,000 pounds of produce to be delivered from area gardeners this year, which usually spans May through October.

"Our goal is to have 50% of the food that we provide to our clients be fresh fruits and vegetables," said Josh Greene, Food Resource Manager, Food Bank for Larimer County. "We are very close, but we need the community's help in getting there. With the help of our local gardeners, we are able to distribute the most nutritious foods to those in need throughout the growing season."

Produce donations can be brought to the Food Bank for Larimer County, located at 1301 Blue Spruce, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, will be accepting donations on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Plant it Forward News Package
by Elizabeth Ruiz, CSU Journalism

For more information regarding Plant It Forward, please visit www.plantitforwardnoco.org or contact Josh Greene at jgreene@foodbanklarimer.org.

Special Thanks to the following partners:

  • Bohemian Foundation
  • Eye Center of Northern Colorado
  • University of Colorado Health
  • Fort Collins Nursery
  • Co's BMW & MINI of Loveland
  • KUNC 91.5 FM

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