Q: What should I do with my leaves? The gardeners had asked me to save them!
A: If you have been kind enough to save your leaves at our request, you can put them directly on to the garden beds! Leaves are a great way of introducing biomass into the ground and they break down quickly to help build fertile soil.
Q: What happens if I want to host a Jovial Garden?
A: We will setup a time to come out and assess your lawn to see what we can do! For more specifics visit our Garden Process page for more detailed info or fill out a brief Garden Submission Form and we’ll contact you ASAP!
Q: How do I sponsor a Jovial Garden?
A: There are several ways you can go about sponsoring a garden. You can make a Full Garden Donation that will cover the cost of a garden for an entire year, or you can setup a Monthly Recurring Donation to cover the monthly expense of maintenance and garden operations. We encourage sponsors to cover the cost of multiple gardens as every Jovial Garden that gets supported allows us to help 3 families in need!
Q: Do we use pesticides?
A: Jovial Concepts uses a strict no pesticides policy. We will hold a pesticide class for all new volunteers explaining the uses of certain pesticides and their effects. As part of our garden education, we will teach why these can be harmful and unnecessary in the process of maintaining a garden and having great crop yields!
Q: Are we certified Organic?
A: Because of the nature of our program, becoming certified organic would not be an economical decision. Instead we will do everything we can to only use organic and biological methods for growing produce and educate on best practices and the harmful effects of chemical applications!
Q: Do I get to share the produce grown?
A: We have reserved 30% of the produce grown to be given back into the program to our Garden Sponsors and to go to Farmers Markets to support the program. If you would like to receive a portion of the produce, please consider Sponsoring Your Garden.