PO Box 51641
Albuquerque , NM 87181
Gift of Growing
Fostering Hope : Creating Change
December 2019 and January 2020, FIFABQ was full of dreams and lofty goals. By February we accomplished our big Seed Share at The Source in Albuquerque.
We were excited to host the event on Leap Day and encourage people to use their extra day and extra time this year planning gardens to feed themselves and their community. Seeds were gifted to the over 300 folks who attended the event - little did we know - this was going to have more impact than we ever could have imagined.
By March 2020 plans were changing. Needs were changing. Norms were changing. The Gift of Growing was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
But Why? This is what FIFABQ does. We shuck. Idle hands + brains lead to increased uncertainty and anxiety for us and we KNEW the community needed HOPE and needed stability. The need exploded as grocery stores were running low on supplies everywhere, but even more so in the food deserts.
Our community is resilient. They are loving. They are supporting. They care for one another and have given us more love and backing than we could have ever dreamt! (Especially when we were tearing apart pallets for very simple growing boxes and sourcing pots from volunteers)
The uncertainty is still here - we don't know what our new normal will be or when it will be - the need for stability and securing our community food chain will be needed for months and years to come.
We offer to you, our community, our friends, our everything, some very simple and basic instruction of creating your own growing space and serenity. You'll also find the places we think are the bee's knees for filling your boxes + bellies.
Happy growing with the gift that continues to give.
Want to start your own
Gift of Growing where you live?
Here’s everything you need!
Erin's Instructional Video for the Self-Watering Boxes
Each of our builders has their own style and techniques. Check them out below!
Our Favorite Resources for Growing