Bring healthful food to Virginia Village!
UrbiCulture needs your help to build the Celebration Community Urban Garden
AMAZING NEWS! Celebration Community Church, who have already matched for $2000, are tossing an additional $1000 in the pot. They will use that money to match any donations that come in from now (when you got Candice and UrbiCulture to their original goal) until the challenge ends on May 6. Spread the word. All extra funds will make the garden better, enabling UCF to get more of the items listed in the Budget below.
Candice Orlando and the amazing folks at UrbiCulture Community Farms need your help to build a community garden in the Virginia Village neighborhood of Southeast Denver. The garden will promote healthy lifestyles in children and adults through locally-grown, sustainable organic produce and low/no-cost classes in nutrition, cooking and gardening. And the program is built to engage volunteering neighbors in strengthening and beautifying their community. Here's the plan:
- Build a 15,000 square foot sustainable and productive garden to be used by citizens and residents of the Virginia Village in southeast Denver called The Celebration Community Urban Garden (CCUG)
- Rescue a weed-filled, overgrown, empty lot.
- Plant a sustainable, intensive garden.
- Host low/no-cost classes on nutrition, gardening, cooking, and healthy living for children and adults.
- Supply fresh, locally grown produce at a “pay what you can” farm stand. Virginia Village is a unique neighborhood.
May 6, 2013
- 1,000 persons directly, including: 50 young adults, ages 15 to 18; 100 Children ages 3-15; 700+ adults
- 13,000 residents of Virginia Village will no longer be in a food desert
|50 36’x4’ Raised Beds||$1000|
|Soil and Compost||$500|
|Salaries (2 High School Students, Veteran, and Teacher)||$1000|
|Seeds and Seedlings||$100|
|Fruit Trees and Bushes||$150|
Extra Funds Use:
Additional funds will be applied to the Garden Project overall budget, and used to purchase more of the items listed in the budget above.
Once upon a time there was a little girl. That little girl grew up as most little girls do. She played and she dressed up and she ran and she frolicked. She ate cookies and cakes and chips and sandwiches, and as she got older, she ate the things that were brought to her grocery store. She ate the foods that came in boxes and cartons and individual wraps of plastic. She defrosted and reheated and toasted and microwaved. And for that little girl, now grown into a woman, all was right with the processed foods and with the world.
Urbiculture Community Farms has a multi-plot farm, using the repurposed lawns and yards of dozens of volunteers, to turn even the tiniest open spaces in Denver into places where food grows.