As part of the ongoing philanthropic efforts that Bob’s Red Mill is known for, a group of employees volunteered to spend some of their free time on a Saturday to help build a garden installation for the annual fundraiser by Growing Gardens entitled “Dawn of the Bed”.
Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization that provides assistance and materials to help low income families grow their own organic, nutritious foods. A team from Bob’s Red Mill worked with a team from the National College for Natural Medicine (NCNM), another recipient of Bob’s generosity.
The homeowner who received the garden beds was excited that a team of people who work at BRM would volunteer their time to help, since she not only uses our products, but she teaches a class at Zenger Farm on how to make tortillas using our Golden Masa Corn Flour. With a little luck, and some assistance from Growing Gardens, next Summer, the family should be able to put fresh salsa on those tortillas with ingredients harvested from their own backyard.
After the hard work was all finished, the homeowner invited the crew in for fresh, hot tamales. Growing Gardens also hosted a pizza party and awards ceremony at Hot Lips Pizza for all of the volunteers. Each time that Bob’s Red Mill was mentioned, the crowd responded with joyous cheers because of the excellent reputation of our products and the giving spirit that is a part of this company. Not only did the volunteers have a good time, they did good for the community.
We are proud to support Growing Gardens and proud of our employees who donated their personal time.
Special thanks to Chris Gloden for writing this beautiful piece and organizing such a fun adventure!