Hands On Harvests
Teaching people how to grow food and improving access to fresh produce
2022 produce donations: 6100 lbs
Hands On Harvests' twin missions are to help people grow fresh produce and to reduce food waste by making it easy to donate surplus harvest.
HOH does this by
Supporting gardeners of all experience levels wherever they garden by giving them seeds, plants and education,
Making it easy to donate to food pantries, and
Creating places to grow food.
“We [gardeners] have knowledge that can improve our communities exponentially.”
-- horticulturist and author Brie Arthur
Hands On Harvests is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
EIN: 87-1609942. 🍅
How your dollars lead to more fresh food
in the community
Financial donations can be made via PayPal or sent to
PO Box 6547, Falls Church VA 22040.
$5 — Pair of garden gloves or a watering can.
$15 — 2 cu ft potting soil for potting up Grow A Row seedlings or to fill two 5-gallon growbags.
$50 — Planted, assembled self-watering bucket (see photo) or Homegrown Harvest container garden with gardening book, gloves, trowel, watering can, 5-gallon growbag, soil, and plants.
$75-100 — Water bath canner or food dehydrator for a food preservation library.
$250-$300 — 4’ x 8’ untreated cedar raised bed or metal planting trough.
$500 — Complete 4’ x 8’ raised bed with topsoil, compost, a year of plants, and basic tools.
Left: Self-watering buckets are especially good for tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos. This bucket project is led by a Fairfax Master Gardener who’s also a grower and site host with HOH's Grow A Row program. HOH provides plants for the program, a partnership of HOH, the Fairfax Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension.
"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden."