OLD LYME — The annual Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden (LOLFSG) Sponsor a Row campaign kicked off Oct. 1.
The LOLFSG is extremely grateful to individuals, families, organizations and businesses, who sponsored the garden this season.
Volunteers gave more than 800 hours, donated more than 2000 pounds of food to local food pantries, installed a pollinator pathway along one edge of the garden, composted more than 1000 pounds of donated food waste, and are in the process of an on-site garden expansion.
The annual cost to maintain a garden bed from seed through delivery is approximately $250.
All money raised by this campaign will go directly towards the operating expenses of the garden, including seeds/transplants, fertilizer, weed barrier fabric, irrigation tape, electricity and tools.
In appreciation, each $250 donation from October 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 will be recognized with a sign at the garden and on the LOLFSG website.
Donations of any amount are also welcome. Donations can be made at lolfoodsharegarden.org or mailed to LOL Food Share Garden Inc., PO Box 395, South Lyme, CT 06376.
The LOLFSG finances can be summarized as follows: