Please support Manna’s effort to grow more fresh, nutrient dense and culturally important vegetables for our community this season by sponsoring a row at the Manna Garden. Your generous donations will support our production and renovation of the Manna Garden as it transforms into a more inclusive, accessible space. Donations will support the cost of seeds, supplies, utilities, irrigation infrastructure, transportation, staff time, and garden infrastructure improvements needed throughout the growing season.
Grow-A-Row at the Manna Garden – $100 sponsorship: The Manna Garden encompasses ¼ acre of production space with an orchard and 23 raised beds. This garden has two greenhouses that we use to grow the highly sought-after warm weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers, basil, cucumbers, and eggplants. In the outside beds we focus on specialty greens and culinary herbs.
Fill-A-Bed at the Manna Garden – $200 sponsorship: Improvements in the Manna garden are in progress! As we plan to add more raised beds to our garden, we will require additional soil to fill them. We use biodynamic practices in our garden to grow high quality foods and also try to support local as often as we can! This is why we choose Paonia Soil Company to fill our beds. By donating at this level, you’ll help our garden flourish with quality produce this summer.
Build-A-Bed at the Manna Garden – $300 sponsorship: As we transform our garden into a more accessible space, we are also looking to increase production capacity! Manna’s goal is to install 40 new garden beds. We will be installing Vego Garden modular metal beds, which will allow us to grow in spaces that we haven’t utilized in the past. Installing the additional beds will help Manna’s garden increase production, putting more fresh vegetables into our daily meals and food market.
In 2022, Manna grew 5,760 pounds of produce for food insecure community members between the Manna Garden and Carver Farm. In 2023, we will be growing food only in the Manna Garden. Our goal this year is to have fresh Manna-grown salads available at our take-out window all summer long, and to have Manna produce available in our meals and market through the growing season. Your contribution will make this goal achievable. In honor of your support, we will place a personalized sign at the foot of the sponsored garden row or bed.
- Online at www.mannasoupkitchen.org/donate_to_manna/
- Select a One-time amount of $100
- Select Grow-A-Row from the designation drop-down menu
- Send a check to: Manna, PO BOX 1196, Durango, CO 81302
- Write “Grow-A-Row” in your check memo
- Contact Brooke Frazer, Garden Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-385-5095, ext 108