by Evan Sernoffsky
In 2003, Lynn Negus founded the Adopt-a-Plot program at the GrassRoots garden in order to generate money and expand the quality of service that they provide to the community.
Sponsors of the program receive an honorary plague on the feature that they support, and all contributions are tax deductible. “When I came here in 2000 there were 30 beds, there are now more than 110. We produced 15,000 pounds in 2002 and now we are producing 65,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables,” Negus says. Part of the reason the garden has expanded so quickly is because of donor contributions.
The motto for the program is, “Gifts that Grow People and Food.” The program so far is achieving these goals in spades.
For more information on the Adopt-a-Plot program at the GrassRoots Garden contact Lynn Negus at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 541-687-2669