Hello, friends and (possibly) foes! Are you looking for a grassroots campaign to contribute to on this very fine earth day? Feeling a little disconnected from earthy things? Interested in getting your hands dirty from afar? Consider donating just $10 to Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm, a volunteer run community garden in Chicago, IL!
ASCF works with neighbors of Christopher House, an organization in the Logan Square neighborhood, which provides support services to families and children of all ages, a vital organization providing resources to north and west side families.
The garden has a unique model that takes 100% of the harvest to the Christopher House food pantry each week. Also, there are small adorable children involved who do things like plant all purple things in a bed! Gah! Just plain adorable.
To reiterate what the money raised will fund:
“All donations raised by this Grassroots campaign will be used by Corner Farm Chicago-Altgeld Sawyer to improve the community garden and produce more vegetables for local youth.
With $700 total raised, Altgeld Sawyer will be able to purchase untreated lumber to move garden beds to sunnier locations, replace aging wood for raised beds, and build informative signs for the garden.
With $800 total raised, the organization can also install drip irrigation and water catchment systems in garden beds to reduce its weekly water need.
With $1,200 total raised, the organization can also purchase nutrient amendments for the soil to increase produce yield and expand the planting program.
Additional funds will be used for projects that benefit the garden and will appear on the Corner Farm website.”
So, consider it! It’s amazing how much community support there is for this project, and with more support, the garden can expand it’s yield and impact!
What is your garden plan this spring? Tell us? Pretty please!
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