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Name: Victor O.
Stamford (Zone 7a)
The DOMUS Gardener
VictorO
May 11, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Dear distinguished members of The National Gardening Association,

My name is Victor and I seek your guidance/assistance in finding organizations that would be willing to donate vegetable plants that will be used to create a garden in Stamford, CT for struggling youth. I am a volunteer for DOMUS, a nonprofit organization that helps troubled youth in Stamford and New Haven, CT facing poverty, injustice, and have experienced homelessness, neglect, abuse, academic failure, and chronic untreated healthcare issues. With these plants, we intend to teach these young men and women how to cultivate a garden, show the importance of fresh, healthy foods and enhance DOMUS' Farm to Table movement.

We are scheduled to plant this garden on the 21st of May and would be eternally grateful for any help you can offer.

For more information on DOMUS, go to domuskids.org.

Thank you!

Respectfully, Victor
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Bonehead
May 11, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Victor, what a wonderful idea. I'm across the country from you, but wish you the best of luck. Happy gardening to all your kiddos.
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PlantMania
May 11, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Hi Victor,

While 21st is pretty quickly coming up, you want to contact https://www.kidsgardening.org/... and see if they might know someone in your area that could assist?

(side note) you probably should edit your post and spell out your telephone number. There are too many programs out in the wild that search websites for ###-###-#### and (###)-###-####
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Name: Victor O.
Stamford (Zone 7a)
The DOMUS Gardener
VictorO
May 11, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Thank you for the support Bonehead!

PlantMania--thank you for the link and the phone number suggestion.

I will keep you updated on my progress.

Best regards, Victor
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Garden10
May 11, 2017 10:30 AM CST
Hey Victor, why would I donate any of the plants I have, those kids never did anything to me! Big Grin

So the check is in the mail as we speak -- just as an FYI, this is a 501 (c) 3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible, they've been at it since 1972, so they have deep roots (just couldn't help myself) and here's their website:

http://domuskids.org/

Victor, tell the kids to join here and post, I would love to track their progress and hear their thoughts, and there are A LOT of people here who give great information -- and if you think they might be uncomfortable, you know, might sound stupid or something, tell them to relax -- they can't sound worse than I do! Hilarious!
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Weedwhacker
May 11, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Garden10 said:
Victor, tell the kids to join here and post, I would love to track their progress and hear their thoughts, and there are A LOT of people here who give great information -- and if you think they might be uncomfortable, you know, might sound stupid or something, tell them to relax -- they can't sound worse than I do! Hilarious!


Note that there is a minimum age of 13 years to join the site, according to the Terms of Service.

Victor, you might try contacting the nearest Master Gardeners Association for possible plant donations. Smiling
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Name: Abbey
Eastern New York State (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Photography Garden Art Birds Region: New York
Herbs Container Gardener Annuals Dog Lover Butterflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Garden10
May 11, 2017 11:18 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:

Note that there is a minimum age of 13 years to join the site, according to the Terms of Service.

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Thankfully, they help a lot of kids who are 13 and over, and I know everyone in this forum who is so generous with their time and their knowledge would love helping the next generation treasure what we do -- and considering the shape of the planet we are leaving them, it's the very definition of "the least we can do." So good to find such a positive outlet in such negative times Group hug

"Every now and then I leave the book on the seat and go and have a refreshing potter among my flower beds from which I return greatly benefited, and with a more just conception of what is worth bothering about, and what is not." The Solitary Summer -- Elizabeth von Arnim
Name: Victor O.
Stamford (Zone 7a)
The DOMUS Gardener
VictorO
May 11, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Thank you for your contribution and your humor Garden10! Thank You! You crack me up! I will post pictures of our garden day event so stay tuned!

Hi Weedwhacker--thanks for the great suggestion! I just sent the local arboretum and gardens association an email.

I will keep you all posted!

Thank you and best regards,

Victor
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."

— David Hobson
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
May 11, 2017 5:03 PM CST
LOL, Abbey -- I'm only 12-1/2 myself, but don't tell anyone!
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