Plant a row.

Plant A Row for the Hungry is a national campaign to encourage and support gardeners to grow food and donate it to people in need. The program started in Alaska, and in 1995 it went nationwide. In 2020, Georgians donated over 300,000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to people in need! Gardeners from DeKalb County donated just over 10,000 pounds. 


This page is dedicated to helping DeKalb County double the amount of fruits and vegetables donated to people in need! Through a partnership between Roots Down, Food Well Alliance, UGA Extension, Wylde Center and District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry, we will be highlighting resources like gardening workshops and where to find seedlings to help DeKalb County gardeners grow food and donate it to people in need. We can help solve food insecurity right in our own backyard!

Here are the details!

Step 1

Plant some stuff! Whether you have a full garden in your yard, or just a few tomato plants, every bit helps. So start by getting your hands dirty.

Step 2

When your food is all grown up, take whatever you don't need and donate it to one of the locations listed below.

Step 3

Record your donation here so we can track how much DeKalb County has donated in 2021.

Our partners.

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Ready to get started?

Looking for places to donate your extra produce? Here's a great list of local food pantries and donation sites.


Find more food pantries here, but be sure to contact them to make sure they are open to receiving fresh food beforehand.

Looking for plants?

The spring is the best time to snag some plant deals, so here are a few of Dekalb County's best spring plant sales.

Looking for seeds? We got you covered!

Gardening resources.

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The best way to support our mission is to sign up for recurring monthly payments. We're a for-profit company, so your support is not tax-deductible, but for every $1 we receive, we put 90% back into the local community, building edible landscapes and pollinator gardens, providing jobs training, and educating underprivileged youth. Support Roots Down, and watch your money soar!
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