Have fun developing your child’s healthy, nutritional lifestyle with a little help from Capital District Community Gardens, a 36 year old non-profit which nourishes healthy communities throughout our region with nearly 50 community gardens and six other programs designed to improve public health.
Community Gardening = Exercising, socializing, eating right and reducing your family’s grocery bill
One of CDCG’s younger gardeners learns to grow food by helping to tend her family’s plot
Looking to cut how much you spend at the supermarket? For a minimum donation of $30 per season you can grow $1,500 worth of organic produce in a CDCG garden plot. More than 4,000 residents throughout our region are already growing their own food with help from one of the oldest community gardening organizations in the country.
Plots Available Now in Saratoga County!
CDCG just opened its first garden in Saratoga County creating another set of wings for CDCG’s Rensselaer roots. The Turf Park Garden located close to Routes 9 and 146 in Clifton Park has lots of perks, including public water access, new, organic top soil and a storage shed. There are still plots available in Turf Park and anyone who is interested in growing their own food should contact one of CDCG’s Garden Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-274-8685 NOW for orientation information.
The organization is currently searching for additional property in Saratoga County and is hoping to open a second garden near Shenendehowa High School sometime in the near future. To support the expansion of CDCG’s community gardens’ program in Saratoga County request an invitation to a neighborhood meeting by contacting CDCG’s Program Manager at email@example.com or 518-274-8685.
Volunteer for Squash Hunger
Teaching your children about community service and alleviating hunger in our region
A teen volunteer collects fresh produce for CDCG’s Squash Hunger program at the Delmar Farmer’s Market
Teach your child about charity between the months of June and November by using family time to donate the extra produce you grow or buy together to the CDCG Squash Hunger bins located outside participating markets and grocery stores. Find a location near you!
If you want to be even more involved, you and your child can sign up to deliver one of the CDCG collection bins’ contents to a local food pantry by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-274-8685.
Attend Family Friendly Events
Eating food the whole family can appreciate, socializing, winning prizes and supporting the organization
A family enjoys a meal together at CDCG’s Annual Spring Brunch
CDCG is a social butterfly all year long and always has something on the calendar for you and your child to do together.
On January 28th from 3:00 until 6:00 you can bowl to win prizes and to support CDCG’s programs at the 15th Annual Garden Bowl at Uncle Sam Lanes (600 Fulton Street, Troy.) For $10 you can register your family’s team. The organization asks that you raise at least $25 from your sponsors to participate and qualify for prizes. The more money you raise, the better the prizes get!
On the first Sunday in May you can taste a variety of culinary creations donated by more than 100 food and beverage purveyors and bid on auction items at CDCG’s 25th annual Spring Brunch. Last year 500 people attended and the organization raised $51,000! Mark it on your calendars!
You can make cash, in-kind and property donations to CDCG by contacting email@example.com, 518-274-8685 or 40 River Street Troy, NY 12180. Keep up on social events by following the organization online: