May There Be Gardens is GRuB’s annual garden build-a-thon event! This event culminates our spring garden building season where we build backyard gardens at no cost for individuals and families with low incomes. They receive three raised-bed gardens, soil, seeds, and plant starts to make a successful food-producing, hunger-reducing, community-building garden for the season.
May There Be Gardens makes garden building a public event by recognizing and celebrating the elements that go into creating a sustainable and secure community food system. It is our hope that by creating a space for the community to come together to address hunger and food security in Olympia, we can create open dialogue and awareness. More than this, we hope to convey a sense of community ownership and empowerment around these issues.
May There Be Gardens consists of teams drawn from community businesses, clubs, organizations, sponsors, donors, friends, and families to sponsor and build 10 backyard gardens in just one day! Interested in becoming a Garden Building Team? Click here!