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Our monthly e-Newsletter shares updates on Fresh Food Connect, Community Events, and seasonal gardening advice.

Gardening Advice from the Experts

Tips and Tricks from Colorado State University Extension

Our partnership with CSU Extension Grow & Give


*NEW* Tomato Problems 101

Diagnose and solve your tomato challenges for a bountiful harvest

*NEW* Expert advice: Root Crops

Late start? 6 root crops for early summer
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Mastering Tomato Gardening

Essential Tips for Planting, Support, Fertilization, and Harvesting
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Mulch Madness

Choosing the best mulch to elevate your garden game
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Planning Your 2024 Vegetable Garden

Crop Selection, Seed Starting, and Maintenance

The Top 5 most requested veggies to grow for donation

And how to grow them!
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Eight easy plants to grow for donation

(Hint: they're not tomatoes!)
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Planning the Garden Layout

Lay out your garden for success
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Harvesting for Donation

Golden rules for harvesting your summer bounty
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Easy Herbs for the Home Garden

Add herbs to increase your impact!
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*Popular!* Composting 101

Getting started with composting
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Seed Starting 101

What to plant and when, whether you're starting indoors or out
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All you need to start from seed

The gear you'll need to get growing!
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Growing UP

Try a vertical garden to boost your harvest this year
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Spring Planting Guide

What to plant in early spring
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Soil Made Simple

Great gardens start with great soil
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What to plant in July

A second chance for cool season crops
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Diversity in the Garden

Beneficial insects and companion planting
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So many seeds!

Go beyond the garden center with seed catalogs
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Putting the Garden to Bed

Expert clean up and compost tips to get your garden rested this fall season!
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Trouble in the Summer Garden

Solving common summertime garden problems
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Watering 101

Watering, succession planting, planning the Fall garden
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Small space vegetable gardens 101

No yard? No problem!
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Gardening Facts vs Myths

A closer look at the latest gardening trends
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Tool Care 101

Prep your gardening gear
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Top 6 Vegetable Garden Weeds

Worst weeds and how to stop them
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Organic Pest Control

Keep your garden healthy while minimizing chemicals
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Extending the Season

How to keep your garden growing as the weather cools
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Fall Planting

The best berries to plant now

Gardening for the Community

Home gardeners supporting their communities

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McKenna's story (July)

"For one family, even a small amount can make a big impact."
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What is Fresh Food Connect?

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Where can I drop off food donations near me?

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G.N.O.M.E. chat: Colleen C.

"I love donating through Fresh Food Connect because I know my food donations are supporting my local nonprofits and feeding my neighbors."
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What type of produce should I grow and donate?

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G.N.O.M.E. chat: Heather & Terrance, Denver, Col.

"Donating our produce is a natural solution to eliminating food waste and helping to combat food insecurity."
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Planning a Giving Garden

Planning to share? Here's how to decide what to plant
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Top 5 Reasons to Donate Garden Produce

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VIDEO: Setting up a Community Garden Sharing Program


G.N.O.M.E. chat: Jamie M, Philadelphia, Penn.

"The first fresh fruit of spring is my absolute favorite and I want everyone to be able to experience that."
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Sowing Justice: connecting food systems and food justice

5 books for 2024 + 1 extra for the gardeners
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Community Spotlight: Denver

An update on our impact in Denver, CO

G.N.O.M.E. chat: McKenna R.

"I am fortunate enough to have the time and resources to be able to grow a little more than I need for my family."
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Community Spotlight: San Diego

Learn about our new San Diego Fresh Food Access Collaborative!
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Board Announcement

Announcing Board Leadership Transition and New Members
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Fresh Food Connect Operator Spotlight: Healthy Day Partners

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Gift Ideas for the Gardener With Everything


Partner Spotlight: New Roots CO

Fostering food resilience in the Eagle River Valley of Colorado
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Community Gardens: Grow With Neighbors

Printable Donation Tags

Thank you for Sharing Your Bounty! Produce tags help our hunger relief programs and clients know what you're donating, and provide freshness information. Simply print, fill out, and attach to your donation!

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