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Grow Local 2013

Target: 
$3 006.00
Start date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013
End date: 
4 years 1 month ago
Donation Product: 
Funding: 
Match funding: 
$1 500
Match ratio: 
1-to-one
Partner message: 

LUSH is proud to sponsor Grow Local Colorado with a $1500 matching grant!

Seed funding: 
$200
Partner message: 

We love Barbara, Dana, and all of Grow Local Colorado's committment to a healthier, more sustainable Denver.

Fund Grow Local Colorado's 2013 growing season!

Make Denver healthier and more sustainable!

The Challenge:

Spring is springing and you know what that means: It's time to grow. Food! The magnetic, masterful and magical dynamic duo of Dana Miller and Barbara Masoner have their eyes set on Grow Local Colorado's most successful growing season yet. To make 2013 the best, they need your help. Donate here to fund Grow Local Colorado's growing program for the year (comprehensive budget below), giving them the opportunity to plant, tend, and reap some of the Mile High City's most delicious, nutritious, responsible produce! They grew 3,128 POUNDS of tasty produce last year and distributed it to 8 communities in need. With your help, they will up the ante this year and every year to come, ensuring that Denverites in need have fresh, local, healthful food. Since beginning with 1 garden in 2009, Dana and Barbara and hundreds of Grow Local volunteers oversaw 8 gardens in 2012.  Let's nurture Grow Local Colorado and keep them growing!

 

How Much?

$3,006

 

Deadline:

April 10, 2013

 

Impact:

Grow Local Colorado delivers more than 3000 pounds of locally grown, nutritious produce to 8 communities in need, providing thousands of volunteer hours and building a stronger, healthier, more food-innovative Denver.

Budget:

Quantity Item $/unit Total
  Greenhouse fees, trays and potting mix   $1170
50 Seeds supply 2.40 $120
  Potato starts 1.00 $50
12 Onion starts 5.00 $60
4 Plant Markers (10/pkg) 4.00 $16
2 Signs 170.00 $340
3 50-ft Hose 30.00 $90
3 Timers 48.00 $144
12 Gloves (pair) 5.00 $60
10 Trowels 8.00 $80
2 Food/Drink for Volunteers/Events 125.00 $250
7 Gas for Seedling Transport Car 20.00 $140
2 Compost for Governor's Mansion garden 30.00 $60
4 Straw Bales for Urban Peak, HOPE and Community Ministries gardens 15.00 $60
2 Compost Bins for Urban Peak and HOPE gardens 110.00 $220
4 Trellises 22.00 $88
1 Bamboo Stake (20/pkg) 58.00 $58
Grand Total     $3006

 

Extra Funds Use:

Grow Local Colorado will reach out to more gardening partners to:

  1. Expand vegetable gardening in our community
  2. Ensure this locally grown produce is shared with those most in need

They may also promote low water use methods of gardening including mulching and drip lines, as needed.

Challenge Leader

Barbara Masoner

Barbara Masoner is a Denver native. She’s the program coordinator at Grow Local Colorado, but she’s also a historian, a writer, an environmentalist and a life-long cultivator of botany both edible and elegant.

Project Info

Grow Local Colorado

Grow Local Colorado has been tilling, planting and watering to harvest since 2009.

Partners:
  • Match funding: 
    $1 500
    Match ratio: 
    1-to-one
    Partner message: 

    LUSH is proud to sponsor Grow Local Colorado with a $1500 matching grant!

  • Seed funding: 
    $200
    Partner message: 

    We love Barbara, Dana, and all of Grow Local Colorado's committment to a healthier, more sustainable Denver.