Statement from Toledo GROWs regarding the COVID-19 crisis.
March 19, 2020
Due to increasing concerns regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic, Toledo GROWs is taking the following actions in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and community safe and healthy:
- Beginning March 20, the Toledo GROWs offices and the Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center and farm will be closed indefinitely, but at least through April 5.
- Staff will be working from home.
- Vital staff will report as necessary to tend to animals and plants on the farm.
- Toledo GROWs is closed to the public, and the following are cancelled:
- All volunteers
- Weekly market orders
- Meetings, visitors, field trips, and workshops
If changes in the community and the local, state, or national COVID-19 protocol should necessitate a change in our plan and procedures, we will adjust accordingly and inform our constituents. Toledo GROWs will announce through our website and Facebook page a re-opening date, once it is determined.
While Toledo GROWs is closed to the public, know that our work to support the community continues:
- Seedlings ordered by our community gardeners are being grown in the greenhouse and will be ready for the gardeners in May.
- Our spring vegetable plant sale is still on. Orders are due by April 1. Place your order at www.toledogrows.org/plant-order.
- Keep in touch with us via our Facebook page. We will be posting some educational videos and other fun items.
- Plans are still in the works for Crosby Festival of the Arts, to be held June 26-28.
- Please consider supporting Toledo GROWs by donating through our website. Much of the earned income we depend upon during the spring is lost or seriously compromised by this shutdown.
We appreciate your continued support for Toledo GROWs and for one another!