Garden in a Bucket

The Food Bank's Garden in a Bucket program distributes a 5-gallon bucket, vegetable plant or seeds, and reimbursement for planting soil to emergency food recipients, along with gardening and maintenance instructions. The buckets and plants will be available at no charge to our partner agencies through the Food Bank's shopping list as they become available.

Many emergency food recipients do not have enough land to plant a traditional vegetable garden. Garden in a Bucket provides these individuals with the opportunity to have fresh vegetables during the summer. All they need is water and sunlight.

Plant a Seed

As an alternative to our Garden in a Bucket program, partner agencies can sign up to receive seed packets from the Food Bank to hand out to emergency food recipients. This is an easy way for coordinators to encourage self-sufficiency. Individuals will receive two packets of vegetable seeds and an interactive step-by-step guide with clear instructions on how to grow your own fresh food right at home. Plant a Seed is great for your agency visitors who want to grow vegetables or herbs indoors or out.

For questions or more information, please contact Beth Seeley, Community Nutrition Educator, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 222.