Support Sustainability and Community:
Purchase Your Organic and Heirloom
Plant Starts at The Gan Project’s
Spring Plant Sale
CHICAGO, Ill. — Looking for locally grown, organic, heirloom plant starts for your garden or patio planter? The Gan Project will be having their 2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale with proceeds going to support the creation of a local, just, and sustainable food system in the Chicagoland region. Many varieties of vegetables and herbs will be available for purchase.
The Gan Project grows organic, heirloom produce on its quarter acre Homestead located in West Rogers Park, Chicago. Of that produce, half is gleaned by the community, in accordance with the ancient Jewish agricultural practices, and half is donated to the ARK and other surrounding food pantries.
Jill Zenoff, Executive Director for the organization explains, “Anyone can create a personal, local, and sustainable food source on their patios, in their gardens or even on their kitchen window sill. By sourcing your plant starts from the Gan Project, not only are you getting quality, organic, heirloom starts, but you’re also preserving the biodiversity of the region and making an investment in the future of local sustainable food in the Chicago community at large.”
Participants are asked to bring a box to help transport delicate plants to their new homes.
Plant starts will be for sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 3003 W. Touhy, at the main entrance of the Bernard Horwich JCC. Checks, cash & credit cards will be accepted as forms of payment. All donations are tax deductible. Attendees are also encouraged to contribute a donation to The Gan Project’s Seed and Soil Fund. The Seed and Soil fund helps the organization pay for seeds, soil, mulch, chicken care supplies, gardening tools, and other items necessary for running the Gan Project Homestead.
As a social and environmental justice organization, The Gan Project nourishes, protects and celebrates Jewish life through the cultivation of soil and community. The organization is building a regenerative food system that enlivens Jewish tradition, embodies Jewish values and immerses the community in a rich educational and cultural experience. If you would like more information about The Gan Project please contact Jill Zenoff at (773) 516-5877 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the Gan Project on Facebook or Twitter.
What: 2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale
Where: The Bernard Horowich JCC, home of The Gan Project Homestead
Address: 3003 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
When: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Free Parking Lot – Sale Starts at 9:30am
Please bring a box in which to take your plants home.
How Much: Prices Vary, All Proceeds are Tax Deductible
All are Welcome!