Start a Plant a Row Campaign
The GWA Foundation sponsors Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR), a communications program encouraging individual gardeners, companies and community gardens to donate fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers to food agencies and/or soup kitchens to help feed those in need. Follow some basic steps to create a Plant A Row program in your area. We will help you get started.
STEP 1: Enlist A Network
The first step is to recruit volunteer participants.
- Local Coordinator
- Food distribution agency partner
- Events Organizer
- Collections Organizer
STEP 2: Plan Your Campaign
PAR provides campaign how-to information based on feedback from successful field networks, along with communications supplies for:
- Getting Started
- A Typical Campaign
- Planting Season Launch
- Harvest Season Collections
STEP 3: Publicize Your Campaign
Publicity is the key to success; so, the first move is to publicize everything you do.
STEP 4: Celebrate The Harvest
Starting at midseason, enlist the media in building to the harvest party and cut-off date for recording donations. As the garden season peaks, the weekly totals will climb dramatically; so, don't give up on reporting the totals. It takes a newspaper, radio or TV host very little space to report climbing totals. Then, wrap up the campaign at the cut-off date with a harvest party.
For information on how to organize a local campaign, download our Local Campaign Brochure or contact another Plant A Row in your area or call:
- Plant a Row Brochure (Coming soon!)
- Plant a Row Local Committee Brochure (Coming soon!)
Contact us at 877.492.2727.