MAKE A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD
From Right Where you LIve
Growing Projects are community groups including farmers, agribusinesses, churches, civic groups and others who come together around the common cause of helping hungry people. Together they grow crops, raise animals or do other activities to generate funds. The whole community has the opportunity to get involved. Farmers till the land or raise the animals while businesses, churches and individuals cover the input and land costs so that, when sold, the entire profit can be used to support the Growing Hope program(s) of their choice. With each one doing their part, the impact is multiplied beyond what any individual could do on their own. Growing Projects typically generate 4-5x the value of initial donations!
How A Growing Project Works
Which Type of Growing Project Is Best for your community?
Growing Projects are not one-size-fits-all. Each community has their own unique mix of resources and opportunities. The following Growing Project examples are not meant to be a recipe, but rather an inspiration for your own creativity as you think about what will work best in your circumstances.
Do you live in a rural community? As part of a Field Crop Growing Project you will connect with farmers, agribusinesses, and other groups in your community to grow and sell corn, soybeans, wheat or other field crops.
Does your community have orchards, maple trees or bees? Maybe a specialty crop or product Growing Project is for you. Other groups have had success with maple syrup, honey, almonds, popcorn, olive oil, and sweet corn. Consider the resources you have and let your imagination soar.
Do you live in an urban area? A Farmers Market Growing Project might be the right fit for you. Connect with both vendors and customers in your community to raise funds for global food security.
DAIRY OR LIVESTOCK GROWING PROJECT
Do you have milk or meat producers in your community? A Dairy or Livestock Growing Project could be a great fit. Get farmers and their vendors engaged in the project and encourage others in your community to contribute by “sponsoring” the animals. It can be a great opportunity to help the community learn where their food comes from too.
Want to get involved or learn more?
Contact the staff person in your area!
Rachel Conley Michigan
email@example.com 888.276.4372 ext. 704
Carlos Malavé Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
firstname.lastname@example.org 888.276.4372 ext. 711