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Shop 4% Friday on June 26th to Support Sedro-Woolley Farm to School

On the 4th Friday of every month, you shop and, together, we give! Skagit Valley Food Co-op’s 4% Friday Community Shopping Day recipients receive 4% of the day’s sales at the Co-op, so the more you put in your cart, the more you give back! On Friday, June 26th, 4% of sales will be donated to Sedro-Woolley Farm to School.

The mission of Sedro Woolley F2S is to grow healthier, more informed, and more empowered eaters by integrating hands-on, food-based learning at all grade levels.

How will your shopping trip help Sedro-Woolley Farm to School?

Funds from 4% Friday will be used to support gardens throughout the school district. During school garden work group meetings in the winter and spring of 2019, Sedro-Woolley Farm to School garden team members shared needs for collaboration, support and technical assistance, and resources. Team members from each school shared the current stage of their school gardens, including the focus, plan, and vision for the garden. They also shared what their most pressing needs were.

One frequently mentioned need is basic materials like soil for garden beds, and the idea was raised of establishing an area at the school district maintenance office where bulk materials could be stored. When individual school garden projects are ready, they could then access an agreed-upon share of the materials. The garden team members like the idea of working together as a collective while tailoring each school garden to the unique aspects of individual schools and communities. The school district has agreed to provide a dedicated space for bulk materials, and the garden team is excited to purchase soil, mulch, and other needed supplies to get (and stay) growing!

By: Co-op Staff

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