Goodness Grows News


Newsletter #29

Happening Next Saturday ~ October 12

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Anyone with a need is welcome to come to our Coat & Clothing (& More!) Giveaway.
We have no income or proof of residency requirements.

Classroom Time!

This fall we were thrilled to welcome back the classes from Leetonia, Transition, Mohawk! These kids, teachers, and staff are such an important part of Goodness Grows. It is a highlight each time to welcome back old friends and make new ones. This season they have been busy with weeding, harvesting, prepping gardens for winter, working in the kitchen, sorting donations for the Giveaway, and so much more! We thank all involved for all their hard work!

Upcoming Events

Come see us for Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, & more!

November 15

Austintown Farmers Market Christmas Show (5-8pm)​

​November 27

Friendsgiving Fundraiser for GG at Diletto's Winery

December 7

Canfield High School Craft Show (10am-4pm)​

Holiday Flea at the DeYor - We hope to be invited again to be a vendor!

Available now:

Jungle Jam: Blueberry Jalapeno, Hot (Jalapeno Habanero),

​Pineapple Habanero, Cherry Habanero, Peach Habanero

Juicy Jam: Peach Lemonade
(Later in the fall, cranberry jams will return!)

NOTE: If you have bought jam from us and you bring back an empty jar,
you will get $1.00 off the cost of a jar of our jam!

Catnip Toys Return!

Our catnip toys are back in production. We grew an abundant crop of this feline-friendly herb and are back to stuffing and stitching. Fishies and mousies should be at the shows, ready for your cats to enjoy!

Friendsgiving at Diletto Winery

We are so excited to celebrate the night before Thanksgiving at Diletto Winery in Boardman again this year! Goodness Grows will be there, selling jam and raising money for our program. We deeply appreciate Diletto's generosity in hosting this fundraiser for the second year in a row! Save the date ~ Wednesday, November 27 ~ and watch for more details to come.

Community Supported Agriculture

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our subscribers! You have all been a pleasure to work with and we have enjoyed pick-up days and email/text chats with you! The rainy spring/early summer definitely made for a challenging growing season but we persevered and we appreciate all the support you gave us! We hope you enjoyed your shares and picked up some new favorite recipes to add to your cooking repertoire. We will send out CSA 2020 info in late winter/early spring. We would love to have our current subscribers join in again, and we invite new subscribers to jump on board. See you next week for the final CSA Day of 2019!

GG Volunteers Too

One of our favorite year-round activities is our volunteer time visits to Whispering Pines in Columbiana. We are always greeted so cheerfully and everyone is happy to see us. We have helped out with a variety of tasks, from decorating to un-decorating, planting, weeding, stuffing Easter Eggs, making signs, and more. Seeing the residents, staff, and Millie the dog every other Monday just brightens our week!

Butterfly Releases

This has been a banner year for butterflies! We started off counting how many caterpillars we found and quickly lost track. We can just say that we housed many caterpillars this year and released many butterflies. Our clients, staff, classrooms, and friends enjoy watching this amazing life cycle and seeing the beautiful butterflies take off into the wild!

GG at the Canfield Fair

The end of summer is always marked by a trip to the Canfield Fair. We didn't have
any entries this year, but we still had a fabulous time exploring everything! We added
a lock to the rooster, ate fair treats, and had a great time.

Special Needs Production

Coming up at the end of this month is the fall special needs musical at Crown Theater in Columbiana. Two of our clients are actors in this production. Tori is Peter Pan and Dustin is a knight and we are so proud of them for all their hard work and enthusiasm! Some of the other fantastic actors are also friends of GG and we are excited for them as well. These productions are always top-notch and full of fun. We highly recommend checking it out!

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Check out our website & Facebook page to learn more!

Goodness Grows is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Common Ground Church Community. Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. We are working to improve people's lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. We'd love for you to join us!

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.