Plant a Row with Strafford County 4-H

One of the challenges Granite Staters are facing is food insecurity. Whether you are looking to supplement your own household, or would like to donate produce, we can all plant an extra row or container!

How to Register

Please register for Plant a Row with 4-H via Plant a Row Registration

Registration is rolling for Plant a Row all through the summer! Out garden kits are designed for succession planting, so the seeds provided can be sown through the end of the season.

When you pledge to plant an extra row a garden kit will be mailed to you.

Plant a Row Garden Kit Includes:

  • Seeds optimal for succession planting through entire summer
  • Planting Guide
  • Record Sheet
  • Stickers
  • Garden Goodies

We will keep in touch with our weekly Plant a Row newsletter. Here, you will find growing tips, activities, recipes and information on where to donate or access fresh produce.

Donations Accepted:

  • Fresh Produce. By planting an extra row and donating procude you can help increase access to fresh and nutritious foods.
  • Make a Gift. If you are unable to plant a row, you can help the community through giving a gift towards Plant a Row. 100% of the gifts are used to purchase fresh produce from local farms for food pantries in Strafford County.

 Donate 

Use the hashtag #plantarow603 when you post your Plant a Row pictures!

Information about produce donation sites

Alternative Drop-off for produce: NH Gleans

NH Gleans is a network of regional partners working in their communities to make fresh produce, dairy, and other locally-produced foods available through food pantries, soup kitchens, community suppers and schools. Food grown at local farms, orchards, home and community gardens is harvested and/or picked up and distributed by volunteers led by Gleaning Coordinators in each region. Network lead organizations create gleaning opportunities to avoid food waste, support local farms, and feed people across the Granite State.

For more information, please visit NH Gleans.

Plant a Row Resources

Best Vegetables to Donate

Our friends at Iowa State University Extension have created a great resource for the best types of vegetables to grow and donate. They include tips on how to grow and how to prepare for donation: Top 13 Vegetables to Donate

UNH Extension Gardening Help

UNH Extension is here for any questions you may have while growing your garden. Find out how to reach us at Ask UNH Extension

How to Grow a Container Garden

Don't have space to plant an extra row? No problem! ! Learn how to grow your container garden here!

While the community's extra rows are growing, you can use UNH Extension resources to learn more about food access in New Hampshire:

UNH Extension worked with the public assistance community to create the New Hampshire Food Access Map, an online platform that enables organizations to offer their services and share their needs with the public.  

New Hampshire Food Access Map 

Find out the latest as UNH Extension builds a statewide map for farm products.

New Hampshire Farm Products Map 

Contact

Caitlin Wollack
4-H Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Phone: (603) 749-2529
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Sara Oberle
Nutrition Connections Teacher
Extension Program Mgr
Phone: (603) 749-2529
Office: Youth and Family, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824