Beanstalk Foundation

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Celebration Community Urban Garden

Target: 
$4 000.00
Start date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013
End date: 
4 years 7 months ago
Funding: 
Match funding: 
$3 000
Match ratio: 
1-to-one
Partner message: 

Celebration Community Church is proud to sponsor UrbiCulture Community Farms' efforts in improving the Virginia Village neighborhood through urban gardens, gathering spaces, beautification, and education on healthy living.

Seed funding: 
$200
Partner message: 

We're so proud to provide $200 in seed funding to Candice, UrbiCulture and this wonderful partnership that's bringing nutritious, local produce to Virginia Village!

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.

The Challenge: 

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.

 

 

How Much?

$4,000

 

Deadline:

May 6, 2013

 

Impact:

  • 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

 

Budget:

Item Price
50 36’x4’ Raised Beds $1000
Fencing $500
Soil and Compost $500
Compost bins $50
Irrigation $350
Tools $100
Marketing Materials $50
Farmstand Materials $100
Salaries (2 High School Students, Veteran, and Teacher) $1000
Seeds and Seedlings $100
Fruit Trees and Bushes $150
Arbor $200
TOTAL $4000

 

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.

 

Challenge Leader

Candice Orlando

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.

Project Info

Urbiculture Community Farms

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.

Partners:
  • Match funding: 
    $3 000
    Match ratio: 
    1-to-one
    Partner message: 

    Celebration Community Church is proud to sponsor UrbiCulture Community Farms' efforts in improving the Virginia Village neighborhood through urban gardens, gathering spaces, beautification, and education on healthy living.

  • Seed funding: 
    $200
    Partner message: 

    We're so proud to provide $200 in seed funding to Candice, UrbiCulture and this wonderful partnership that's bringing nutritious, local produce to Virginia Village!