(These two Stittsville Cub members, Shawn (left) and Tyler (right), have been busy this spring tending to the 100 tomato seeds they planted for their community service project in support of the Stittsville Food Bank. Photo: submitted)
In their final year as Cubs with the 1st Girl Scout Troops of Stittsville, Tyler and Shawn are diligently working on their community service project. to receive this Cub badge. That’s how it all started…
Tyler told us, “It was my mom’s idea.” The idea for their project all started in Tyler’s garden last year when his mother Linda had an idea. With the plethora of vegetables they grew in 2021, why not grow even more than they need this year as a fundraiser.
This spring, the idea took off and Tyler invited his good friend Shawn to join him so they could work together on his community service project for the 1st Stittsville Scout Group. They also decided that the money raised through donations for your tomato plants would support the Stittsville Food Bank. The need is great at the food bank and these two boys knew they could help. They instantly became young entrepreneurs.
With a little help getting supplies and some growing tips on starting seeds from Shawn’s dad MJ and Tyler’s dad Rollis, the boys got to work. they planted 100 seeds of two varieties – 50 Big Beef Hybrid and 50 Super Sweet – and to the surprise of the boys it all started to show through the potting soil. The boys took care of the plants to ensure they were ready to be added to people’s gardens in time for spring planting. They replanted all 100 plants individually in cups and clearly marked each type you get in the cup.
Now the plants are ready to be planted in your garden. The plans were split with half at Tyler’s house and the rest at Shawn’s house. You can place your order indicating how many you want and the variety by simply sending a PM on their Facebook page – The Tomatoes to Tables project. You can donate for cash or wire transfer For convenience, please indicate the payment method when ordering.
Before heading to garden centers for your tomato plants, we highly recommend that you support Shawn and Tyler as they work towards their Community Service badge while supporting the Stittsville Food Bank. A win-win scenario!
Stittsville Central was happy to support this project – the tomato plants look great – and Tyler was beaming, said one very sincere “thank you”when we exchanged our donation for our six plants.
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