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Together, we will grow fresh vegetables to share with hungry neighbors in Santa Barbara County.

The simple and safe act of planting a backyard vegetable garden — or becoming part of your local community garden — can make a difference. Food security is a pillar of community resilience, and the Bucket Brigade Growing Community offers several ways to get involved. Get started at the links below.

Step-By-Step: A guide for getting connected to the Growing Community.
This guide will explain the whole Growing Community Project process from start to finish. Our Bucket Brigade crowdsourcing system allows any community member to help Santa Barbara County get through this pandemic and economic crisis. There are many ways to help. STEP BY STEP

Sign Up Now: Connect directly to our volunteer opportunities. There are many ways to help, from growing a home victory garden or in a community garden, to helping pick up, sort, weigh or deliver produce. SIGN UP NOW!

FAQ: You have questions? We have answers (or we’ll get answers for you). Click on this page to find out about Garden Wisdom Wednesdays, the UC Master Gardener weekly garden education webinar and get quick answers to your gardening questions.

Places to Grow: “What if I don’t have a place to grow a garden at home?” Good question! We have partnered with local gardens and farms to make sure there are opportunities for everyone to grow and share in this program. PLACES TO GROW

Sponsors & Partners: It takes a team! We could not possibly hope to pull off a project like this without the help of a big team. Click here to learn about our partners and find out how we joined forces to connect donated produce from home gardens with hungry families in Santa Barbara County. SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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