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In difficult times - we GROW

Morley, Hubert. Your victory garden counts more than ever!, poster, 1945; [Washington D.C.]. ( : accessed March 17, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, ; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department. Dear Friends, As the reality of our situation continues to set it (COVID-19, social distancing, shelter-in-place, tp hoarding),  a garden may be a useful place to shed anxiety, get fresh air and maybe even grow some extra food.   If you have a spot outside, the recent rain and intermittent sunshine make this a great time to start some herbs and summer vegetables.  A small pot in a kitchen window can grow basil, rosemary or oregano to add to tomato sauces and soups.  You may find the online resources below helpful and/or interesting: This is the online home of Peaceful Valley nursery - which is located in Grass Valley, CA.  They

All Spring Volunteer Events Cancelled

Dear GROW San Mateo Supporters & Volunteers, Due to the ongoing & unprecedented health crisis facing our community, the remaining volunteer events have been cancelled: Saturday, April 4th - Cancelled Saturday, May 2nd - Cancelled While we may be "socially distant" for the time being, I hope you have a chance to get outside and get your hands dirty.  See you soon. Best, -Bill S.

Cancelled: March 7th Event

Dear GROW San Mateo Supporters & Volunteers, In light of current public health concerns regarding the coronavirus, we will be cancelling our event that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 7th.  Please note that pickup of donations for our "We GROW for the Pharmacy" program supporting the Samaritan House will continue.  Best, -Bill S.