On yesterday’s episode of the podcast, I talked to Jonathan Lawler about his farm Brandywine Creek Farm. The unique thing about his spot is that it is a non-profit. He donates all the food to food banks and other organizations in need. Volunteering at these organizations is number 3 on my list of ways to connect over food.
No matter the size every community has food based non-profits that are in need of help. You can do a variety of tasks to help support these organizations. Cooking, farming, admin, packing grocery bags, working the soup kitchen and the list goes on and on. If you are looking for spots in your community try reaching out to friends and neighbors to see if they know of any. Churches usually have a list of organizations they recommend to people in need which mean they also have a list that you can check for places to volunteer.
If you are in Indianapolis these are a few of my favorites
- Second Helpings – you could learn cooking skills
- Growing Places – want to get your hands dirty or help with the winter market
- Gleaners – the largest food bank in the area that can always use some helping hands
- Brandywine Creek Farms – another chance to play in the dirt and learn about farming
- Kheprw Institute – not specifically food based, but the are addressing the issue of food access and food justice
- Flanner House – not specifically food based, but the are addressing the issue of food access and food justice
Where is your favorite place to volunteer?
30 ways to connect over food challenge & contest
The 30 ways to connect over food challenge & contest is my way of encouraging us all to connect and try to find some common ground and bring some positive conversation to a world that currently has a lot of negative talk. I hope you will enter and participate for a chance to win a fun prize.
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- share your ideas about connecting over food by using the #witwisdomfood on Instagram
- prize awarded to the best story or photo about connecting over food
- the story must be posted on Instagram
- you can share as many stories as you would like
- must use #witwisdomfood to be entered
- must follow @witwisdomfood on Instagram to be entered
- the winner will be announced on May 8th, the Monday after the last post
- prize must be mailed to an address in the continental U.S.
Department of Everyday was kind enough to donate some products from their new collection
- Culinary Herb Seed Bombs
- Edible Flowers Seed Bombs
- Salad Greens Seed Bombs
- Garden Plant Stakes
- Seed Share Packets
I am adding in a book, Harvest, to help you enjoy all the delicious things you grow from your seed bombs. Also included are a cute rain boot candle and a $25 gift card to Food 52 (not pictured). Making this a prize worth over $50.0