Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Big Build for Raising Rochester

15 Beds of all sizes with their grow mix ready to deliver right behind them

15 Beds of all sizes with their grow mix ready to deliver right behind them

The Raising Rochester 3rd Annual Big Build will take place Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the City of Rochester Hills Department of Public Services facility at 511 Auburn Rd, on the north side of Auburn Rd east of Rochester Rd, across the street from Brooklands Elementary School. At the Big Build, they will build new raised beds and kits for 2015. We will be able to work both inside and outside depending on the weather. Bring your corded and cordless drills, batteries/rechargers, drill bits, extension cords, and work gloves. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, ability, or age!

IMG_5156Raising Rochester is a multi-community raised bed garden program created and operated by KidzKare, a Rochester based 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2011 by pediatrician Jay Mitchell, MD. Raising Rochester provides fresh, organically grown produce to local food pantries. The concept brings education, community, and those in need together all for the common good. The goal is to contribute to a healthier community by providing a more balanced diet. The press release also stated that the program is seeking garden hosts, volunteers for garden care and harvesting (no experience necessary and all ages and groups are welcome), and financial sponsors for funding the program.

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