Vego Garden Giving Back Program
Take a look at some of the projects that have touched our hearts and inspired us to keep growing!
Girl Scout Gold Award
Responsible environmental practices, ingenuity, and creativity are all central to Girl Scouts mission, and Megan’s Gold Award Project exemplified that perfectly. Megan used a 32” Extra Tall Vego Garden to create a raised rain garden at the senior community center in Green, Ohio. This accessible garden repurposes & filters rainwater before recharging the aquifer below. Way to go, Megan!
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
In Bloomington, Indiana, this incredible organization works to increase access to healthy food in ways that cultivate dignity, self-sufficiency, and community. Here at Vego we are so honored to play a small part in helping organizations like this one thrive. Anything that is not harvested from the garden directly by patrons is harvested by garden interns and put out into a low-barrier, client-choice Food Pantry, where 4,000 folks come each week in need of emergency food assistance.
Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is located in Houston near the Galleria. Due to the pandemic, there were no after-school clubs allowed for that year, the garden is ready for a complete rehaul, and their existing wood beds are not withstanding the wear and tear. We donate some Vego Garden beds to bring students an environmental awareness and lifestyle experience.
Trueblood Small Family Home LLC
The Trueblood Small Family Home LLC is a California Care Center licensed to foster/adopt 6 medically fragile cardiac kids out of hospital settings. For these kids, organic gardening without treated lumber is important for safety. The produce raised will be used to feed the kids & staff and extra is taken home by the staff to help provide for their families. Vego absolutely loved helping with this project!
Monarch School and Institute
The Monarch School and Institute is a Houston-based non-profit school for individuals with neurological differences. Students learn so much from the gardens, and what they harvest is then used in the Life Academy to prepare lunches for those on campus. We are delighted to have been able to provide substantial assistance to them through donated garden beds. A community that gardens together, grows together.
Founded in 1965 as part of a movement to combat poverty, this renowned community agency has assisted disadvantaged individuals in Orleans County for nearly 60 years - with 1077 low-income citizens benefiting from the agency’s food pantries and prepared meals.
Vego Garden is proud to support their efforts and donated three garden beds that were planted in the agency, to help educate low-income families on growing and preparing food from gardens, and becoming self-sufficient. The agency’s mission of 'giving a hand up, rather than a handout' is a powerful one. Keep up the good work!
Since 2010, this exemplary non-profit organization has dedicated itself to furthering edible education and making it more accessible to every child in New York City. By partnering with major schools in the city, Edible Schoolyard NYC continues to educate and promote healthier students and communities through hands-on culinary and gardening education.
These efforts have inspired us and we are glad to support with Vego's garden beds, to help students thrive and develop heathier relationships with food and nature.
In Highland, California, this unique community garden under the Highland Congregational Church is committed to community welfare, growing fresh produce and offering hope for those in need. Raised beds are featured in this garden for a single purpose - to yield crops for community distribution and make a positive impact in the lives of the disadvantaged.
We are honored to support Highland's Giving Garden's mission with our garden bed donations, which will go a long way to cultivate better harvests, and better lives through the gift of kindness.
Our Giving Back Program helps make this growth possible. If you’re a 501c3 organization, and would like to apply to receive a discount or donated beds, please click the link at the bottom of this page.