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Thank You!

The Board and Staff would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those supporters who have given generously and shared their time and talents with Gaining Ground this season. Special thanks go to:

  • Alan and Susan Silberberg, for volunteering to deliver to Rosie’s Place
  • Applefield Farm and Autumn Hills Orchard, for donating delicious apples for cider making
  • Belmont Day, Fenn School, and Thoreau School third graders, for raising $5,900 for our Read for Seeds program
  • Boston Area Gleaners, for delivering our extra produce to hunger-relief organizations
  • David Outerbridge, for daily help taming the jungle and building time-saving structures
  • Emily Capofreddi, Avery Kirkpatrick, May Goar, and Jamie Drew for volunteering at the Ride for Food event on our behalf
  • Emma Nedeau, for helping with data entry of survey responses
  • Jen Flint, for writing and editing beautiful stories for our newsletters
  • John Gates, for delivering to Pine Street Inn
  • Kate Carr, for organizing the Concord Business Partnership meeting at Gaining Ground in August
  • Kristin Moore, Ava Moore, and Nancy Heselton, for continued care of our bee hives
  • Liza Connolly, for delivering and preparing produce into meals for Waltham Boys and Girls Club
  • Lisanne Wheeler, for contributing her event planning expertise for our Barn Opening and Community Harvest Celebration
  • Macone Farm, for donating hundreds of banana boxes for our produce distribution
  • Martha Hamilton, for bringing boxes and bags for harvest distributions
  • Nashoba Brooks School, for making cornmeal and bean mixes for Thanksgiving distribution
  • National Charity League, for providing volunteers for mailings and events
  • Peter Galluzzo, for the unlimited number of boxes he supplies weekly
  • Ride for Food team and supporters, who raised over $20,000 for Gaining Ground
  • Ruth Mundon, for her ongoing work with the Gaining Ground office. Her behind-the-scenes help is greatly appreciated. 
  • Susan Winship, for providing fundraising guidance
  • Whit Painter, for being a weekly volunteer and an ambassador for Gaining Ground by bringing community members to the farm
  • Whole Foods Market in Bedford, for supporting Gaining Ground through a five percent give-back day in September

 


Our 2016 farm projects and operations were made possible in part from generous support from the following organizations: 

  • Adobe Foundation
  • Amelia Foundation
  • b.good Family Foundation
  • The Buck Foundation
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
  • Carl Forstmann Memorial Foundation
  • Cedar Tree Foundation
  • The Charles Engelhard Foundation
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation
  • Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
  • The Crawford Idema Foundation
  • Cummings Foundation
  • Doe Family Foundation
  • First Parish Concord
  • Foundation for MetroWest—hunger relief fund
  • Garden Club of Concord
  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation
  • Green Leaf Foundation
  • Knight Foundation
  • The Manton Foundation
  • The Nash Family Foundation
  • Paulter Foundation
  • Project Bread
  • Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
  • Trefler Fund at the Boston Foundation
  • Trinitarian Church