“GROW the Future” Scholarship
The “GROW the Future” Scholarship offers an award of $150 to a graduating senior who is pursuing further study in a career in one of the following fields of academic study: Environmental Studies, Culinary Arts, Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture, &/or a related field. We will award one $150 scholarship annually to a graduating senior at both Waverly High School and Athens High School.
Candidates should have a minimum of 5 hours of volunteer experience with Project GROW or a related community organization, and/or have completed a project approved by Project GROW (or a related community organization) leading up to application. Candidates must be community-minded, exhibit qualities of integrity and leadership, have a respect for and love of nature, and demonstrate a good work ethic. Financial need may also be considered in the award of this scholarship. The student must have guidance counselor approval before applying for this scholarship.
For an application, please see your guidance counselor at Athens or Waverly High School or send us an e-mail at email@example.com. All applications must be received by April 15th. This deadline may be extended in 2021.
Our mission is the seed of our intent, “to cultivate opportunity, education, and inspiration in our community to value, access, and grow healthy food.”
We plan to continue to:
- Build, expand, and improve our community teaching gardens
- Educate the youth of our region by teaching them how to grow their own food, maintain healthy gardens, and prepare their own snacks and meals!
- Grow healthy food to share with everyone in our community, including local pantries and soup kitchens, doing our very best to make sure that we are all fed (especially those who are food insecure)
This time of year we focus on the harvest and we feel GRATITUDE for all of those who have supported our mission in so many ways. Some have shown up at the garden to lend a helping hand, some have shared their individual talents behind the scenes, some have baked goodies for those working in the gardens or for Project GROW events, and some choose to support our programs with a financial donation.
If you feel that you would like to support our good work in the community by making an online donation, click the following link for an easy, secure way to donate: paypal.me/ProjectGrow
Stay posted for a few upcoming Work Bees!
We offer a share of the harvest for work hours in our gardens (as available, seasonal) and are more than happy to sign off on community service hours for a job well done.
Come meet some really great folks and learn more about Project GROW and ongoing volunteer opportunities!
We are always recruiting garden volunteers during our growing season May-September. Volunteers needed for watering, mowing, fence mending, weeding, harvesting and local pantry delivery July-October. All hands on deck again in mid-October (until snow falls) when we put the “beds to bed” for the winter again. That job involves a lot of shoveling leaf mulch onto the beds and planting garlic for next Spring!
We are always looking for volunteers to lead seasonal food preservation workshops or teach classes on interesting subjects related to gardening and nutrition throughout the year.
Interested in volunteering or would like to be added to our mailing list?
Contact us and we can work hard to improve our community together!
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 570-731-3101.
What are you waiting for? Come GROW with us!
Come help us dream and envision new ways that we can continue to improve the health and well-being of our local community….
If you would just like to follow us and find out what we are up to…..
Like us on FB at valleyprojectgrow
*there is also a “Project GROW Volunteers” group for active volunteers
Follow us on Instagram: valleyprojectgrow
Send us a tweet…on Twitter: PYVProjectGROW
Thank you in advance for your feedback and of course, for your dedication to helping to support Project GROW! Great things are sprouting….don’t you see?