Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2015 Newsletter

                              SFG Affiliate Program Launched!

In an effort to support you as our valued certified instructors and to spread the SFG method,we have now launched an affiliate marketing program that allows you to earn income by simply placing a banner on your site. These banners to the right are examples of what we have created for you to use. They are embedded with a link which tracks your account and pays you 10% of every purchase that takes place. We have invested in this program and hope you will take advantage of it. You do need a website for this program so please email if you would like help creating one. 

Click here to Join Our Affiliate Program

           CI Earth Day Celebration

We enjoyed a memorable CI Earth Day Celebration. Mel shared a message about conserving water with SFG and Norma Brunson shared her new ebook, Sustainable Food for the Globe. (See video intro ) If you were not able to attend view the recording here.  View the CI Earth Day Celebration recording. Many thanks to Amie Hall for organizing the event!


                      Boy Scouts Honored by Connecticut State                                                 Representative for SFG Efforts
Boy Scout Troop 88 of Fairfield, CT

April 25th was an Earth Day Celebration for many, including these dedicated Boy Scouts and adults.  "Make Every Day Earth Day" is truly something these boys bring to the attention of their friends, families and neighbors by their actions, pictured here holding a Certificate of Appreciation from Mel Bartholomew, the Creator and Founder of Square Foot Gardening.  Recognizing these youth are CT State Senator Tony Hwang and CT State Representative Brenda Kupchick.  Also, pictured is Scoutmaster Bill Hall, and SFG Certified Instructor, "The Square Foot Gardening Health Coach", Amie Guyette Hall.

BSA Troop 88 of Fairfield Grace Methodist Church, Fairfield, CT is now in their 6th year of helping others in and around their town to get growing using the Square Foot Gardening Method.  With adult leadership, the boys work together to measure & mark, drill, count, cut and assemble 4x4 SFG kits.  Then step out in their community to practice their salesmanship voices and to teach "all ages and abilities" how to Square Foot Garden.  The boys offer a DIY kit where the homeowner can easily assemble the pre-drilled boards, and a Scout Installed kit where several of the youth deliver and assemble on site providing an educational hands on lesson teaching The Ten Basics. This service project is a fundraiser for their activities program.  The troop has also gifted garden boxes to other groups such as The Fairfield Woods Branch Library, The Pequot Library, The Pilot House and several other locations.  BSA Troop 88 is known as "The Eagle Makers" is going strong with 68 youth currently active and focused on their personal rank advancement.  This project is just one of many examples of how the scouting program builds character, and fosters life and leadership skills.  

               Mel's Blue Ribbon Series

Have you heard about Mels' blue ribbon series? He has been busy producing audio recordings! He has a Spring message just for you. Stay tuned for more coming!
Mel says,"Happy Spring"! This photo and narrative is about Mel's experimental gardens in Long Island, NY where SFG was invented.

                                                 Welcome New Certified Instructor!
Marion Lemari of Phenix,Alabama

Renee Shepherd has a "Seedy Story" to tell

                            Watch for More Online CI Meet Ups
Be sure to check your email for invitations to more online events in the month of May. They are scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 12 Noon. On May 6 the CI Meet Up is called “Your SFG Brand” and will cover securing speaking engagements, increasing your visibility and marketing yourself online, plus updates from Mel and the Foundation. Enroll for May 6 event.The May 20 Meet Up,A Garden Party, will feature speaker,Renee Shepherd of Renee’s Seeds  who says she has a “Seedy Story” to tell. Enroll for May 20 event.

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