Service Project

Operation Nourish: Green Thumb LA

July 8, 2020 12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Mission

Virtual (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Event Overview

COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity all across the country. The Mission Continues is working to bring the ingenuity and creativity the veteran community brings to increasing access to food in under-resourced communities. One way that we are addressing this issue is through Operation Nourish: Green Thumb LA. We are asking our volunteers to foster seeds at home that will then be donated to families in our communities so that they can create gardens in their homes. When you register, you will be mailed all of the supplies that you will need to start fostering these plants. We will have weekly Zoom calls to discuss the progress of the plants and help with any questions you may have. Once you have replanted the seedlings into larger pots, you will be able to get more supplies to reuse the greenhouses and keep growing new plants. We are partnering with several organizations in Los Angeles to provide the plants to families that are being taught to grow food at home. You will have the opportunity to hand out your plants in person or drop them off to be handed out. Learn more about #OperationNourish and how you can support: missioncontinues.org/nourish

What To Wear

Your TMC blue t-shirt and comfortable clothes for gardening that you don’t mind possibly getting dirty.

What to Bring

The gardening supplies we mail to you and a willingness to learn and grow.

Parking

N/A

Inclement Weather

N/A

Los Angeles Platoon

Event Contact:  Elizabeth Yeo
eyeo@missioncontinues.org
(213) 216-4669

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