Friday, January 22, 2021

Seed Catalogs FREE. Year 2021. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired . . .

NEW YEAR 2020. I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2021
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
https://www.rareseeds.com/requestcat/catalog
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
http://www.seedsofchange.com/catalog_request.aspx#.US6yk6WIyiY
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
https://bountifulgardens.org
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/heirloom-seeds-catalogs

Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request
(800) 626-0866

Vermont Bean Seed Company
http://www.vermontbean.com/RequestCatalog.asp

Kitazawa Seed Company
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/catalog.html
(510) 595-1188

Potato Garden
http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html
(877) 313-7783

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
https://www.southernexposure.com/request-a-catalog-c-215.html
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/mngmnt/catalog_request.htm
(800) 684-0395

Sow True Seeds
https://sowtrueseed.com/2015-sow-true-seed-catalog/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog.aspx

Urban Farmer Seeds
http://www.ufseeds.com/Garden-Seed-Catalog_.html

National Gardening Association
https://kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/
(800) 538-7476

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Jefferson Award Winner - CBS5 Television, Lemon Lady feeds East Bay Families in Need. - The need is the same now, as it ever was . . .

 

Just an update: NATIONWIDE Campaign Against Hunger

NATIONWIDE Food Bank ZIP CODE SEARCH: CLICK HERE.

A special heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers who have helped haul produce to hunger relief organizations over the past couple of years! Without your help and the generosity of farmers and urban fruit tree owners, those in need may never enjoy fresh fruit at their breakfast table. It takes community awareness to increase fresh fruit and vegetable donations to local food pantries.

In any city across America, there are Share Project Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Salvation Army, Homeless Shelters. The poor and hungry will greatly benefit from your gift of fresh produce.

Join the fun. Pick some lemonsgrow a garden.
 
Feed the hungry! 
SEARCH for your LOCAL food bank today! 

For more information, volunteer opportunities or to DONATE FRUIT, please call or email.
Anna, The Lemon Lady
Cell: (510) 406-1625
AnnaAndAva@gmail.com

Concord, California Food Pantry Locations - Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill - SHARE FRUIT or RECEIVE FOOD for families in need . . .

 




Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: 
www.foodbankccs.org
(855) 309-FOOD

GET HELP - Community Produce Program
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

East, West, Central Contra Costa County a
nd Solano County

For ALL Locations: CLICK HERE


Local Food Pantries Distribute Food

and Accept Walk-in Donations.

Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for

food distribution or hours for donation drop offs.


Monument Crisis Center
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751


SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273


The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180


NorthCreek Church

(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036


St. Bonaventure Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606


Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am


Christ the King Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486


Queen of All Saints
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350


Church of the Nazarene
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
(925) 685-4343

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. Portable garden inspiration...


Tomato seedlings, Sunflowers and many other vegetables and flowers grow lovely in gallon milk jugs.

Perfect for growing and sharing with a friend.

Order some SEED CATALOGS and become inspired to grow something today.

CLICK HERE for my article about AWESOME SEED CATALOGS.

EMAIL:

Friday, January 1, 2021

NBC Bay Area - The Lemon Lady. Happy Thanksgiving...


NBC Bay Area, Joe Rosato, Jr. visited the Lemon Lady on location in Concord, CA. For other details about this story from Thanksgiving Day 2009 newscast, please CLICK HERE.

What do you do when you see a fruit tree with fruit rotting to the ground? Do Nothing. Nothing will ever get done.

Let us remember Thanksgiving Day as a day to help others less fortunate. Please help harvest fruit for the hungry. Apples, oranges, lemons, persimmons, peaches, pears, pomegranates. All grow in abundance along our urban sidewalks. Call the Lemon Lady to help harvest fruit for the hungry. Or, drop a flyer and make friends with a neighbor. SHARE Fresh fruit with a local food pantry. Hunger knows no season.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Anna, The Lemon Lady
Cell: 510.406.1625

Monday, December 21, 2020

Please Share and Donate Excess Fruit. Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit and other citrus fruit is ripe this time of year . . .



In Search Of - Fresh Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines . . . I collect and share fresh fruits to bring joy to others and FEED THE HUNGRY. Anyone have a local tree and would be so kind to harvest and porch pickup or I may help harvest, too? My humble project as "The Lemon Lady" has been helping harvest, transport and donate fruit to those in need for 12 years. Just don't want beautiful, healthy fruit to go to waste when we have families in our community in need for fresh food. EMAIL: AnnaAndAva@gmail.com. Happy Holidays!

Please Share and donate excess fruit. Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines and other citrus fruit is ripe this time of year, all over the Bay Area California.

Make a difference to families in need.

To schedule a harvest date or Fruit Pickup,
Please EMAIL:


Or,

Facebook Message:




Bay Area California
Contra Costa County
Clayton, CA
Concord, CA
Pleasant Hill, CA
Walnut Creek, CA
Martinez, CA
Pacheco, CA
Lafayette, CA
Orinda, CA

Friday, December 4, 2020

Jefferson Awards Co-Founder Sam Beard and Anna Chan Receiving The Jefferson Award...


Jefferson Awards Co-Founder Sam Beard and Anna Chan, The Lemon Lady
2009 Jefferson Award Winner
Herbst Theater, San Francisco, California
To learn more about the Jefferson Awards, go to: http://jeffersonawards.org/

Jefferson Awards Co-Founders:
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard

The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a "Call to Action for Volunteers" in local communities. CLICK cbs5.com logo to view The Lemon Lady Jefferson Award Television interview.