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Grace Garden Update – Spring 2017

The winter growing season has been prolific! The cold nights and sunny days have given us a bug and disease free growing season. We have had a steady crop of kale, collard greens, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, peas and lots of fragrant winter herbs. Over the past few months we have been working on a new project, partnering with the City of Atlantic Beach, The Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, Jacksonville University, and Atlantic Beach Urban Farms to bring a weekly farmers market to Mayport residents. Mayport has been identified as a “food desert” by the USDA; indicating a [...]

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Trey

Trey is a father of two young children and takes time out once a week to come volunteer at BEAM helping clients with food stamp and Medicaid applications. " I am relatively new to the BEAM family. I am honored to be the volunteer spotlight. Between balancing family life and pursuing a Master’s degree in social work in a distant learning program at FSU I would say I am a busy individual. BEAM makes it a point to put the volunteer first, which allows people with busy schedules to give back to their community. When you think life is too [...]

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BEAM Thrift Update – Spring 2017

As we begin our Spring & Summer season, please keep BEAM Thrift in mind as begin your spring cleaning. We are in the most need of: • Women’s summer clothing (tops, shorts, and shoes in particular) • Men’s shorts & shirts • Children’s shorts & tops We accept donations at the 7North location Monday – Saturday from 9AM – 5PM. Our trucks are available for pick-up of large donations such as furniture. To schedule a pick-up, please call Judy at 904-853-6246. ______________________________________________________ Shoppers came out in great numbers to help celebrate our 1st Anniversary Tent Event at the 7North location and enjoyed all the beautiful weather, [...]

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