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Free Plant. Grow. Share. Gardening Workshops

April 15, 2023

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 free Plant.Grow.Share. Gardening Workshops. Since 2010, Plant.Grow.Share has positively impacted individuals, and our community, with the joys and benefits of gardening.

“With about 18 percent of Massachusetts residents considered food insecure, we are proud to be able to continue this community tradition,” said John Keohane, Co-President of Keohane Funeral Home. “Plant.Grow.Share. is for everyone—from backyard gardeners wanting to increase yields to grocery store shoppers willing to share with the local food pantry. We appreciate everyone’s participation.”

Free Gardening Workshops

Free gardening workshops will be offered on May 23, 24 and 25 in Hingham, Weymouth and Quincy. This collaboration, with the Keohane Funeral Home, Interfaith Social Services, and Weymouth Food Pantry, encourages local gardeners to donate produce to food pantries. This community outreach program includes gardening workshops and opportunities to help neighbors in need by donating fresh produce.

This year’s three free 60-minute workshops, led by local organic farmer Jon Belber of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, will focus on home gardening techniques. Each attendee will receive a vegetable seedling from Holly Hill Farm, donated by Keohane Funeral Home. Workshops will take place on the following dates and locations. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 1-800-KEOHANE with the location where you would like to attend.

  1. Tuesday, May 23: 6:30 PM
    Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham
  2. Wednesday, May 24: 6:30 PM
    Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth
  3. Thursday, May 25: 12:30 PM
    Kennedy Senior Center, 440 E. Squantum St., Quincy

“Those who attend the workshops will definitely benefit from the expertise of Farmer Jon Belber. We are grateful to have his extensive knowledge and teaching abilities to help our community grow more produce and share it with others in need,” said Rick Doane, Executive Director of Interfaith Social Services.

Everyone Can Contribute

Doane noted that produce donations are very important to local food pantries due to increased requests for fresh produce. The Plant.Grow.Share. program encourages people to develop their gardening skills through free workshops. However, if you are unable to garden, you can still contribute by donating store-bought produce, money, or time volunteering at local food pantries.

“Small donations of produce or money add up. If ten people make small donations, we have quite a bit to share! Every donation brings our community together to help feed those in need,” said Pam Denholm, Executive Director of Weymouth Food Pantry.

Learn more about donating fresh produce to local food pantries:

For questions or to donate to the Plant.Grow.Share. program, please contact:

  • Rick Doane, Executive Director of Interfaith Social Services, (617) 773-6203
  • Pam Denholm, Executive Director of Weymouth Food Pantry, (781) 635-7783.


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