project leader
Kent B
location
Centre Ave and Soho St
(Hill District)
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the project

Our project name is the “Agri-Green Space and Learning Garden”. This Project Love Coalition project is a veteran led garden activity which will bring community residents together to create a public green space to remove blight, improve public safety combined with a learning garden to teach entrepreneurship and how to grow healthy food using sustainable technology based on STEAM elements.

A vacant lot site has been approved under the city’s Adopt-A-Lot program which will place the garden & green space on the Centre Ave corridor a block from the public library where PLC currently conducts public meetings.

the steps

CALENDAR

2018

  • March - Soil Testing
  • April - Planning Harvest Homecoming Dinner; Begin ioby strategic planning for funding
  • August - Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor, media, veterans, officials, community organizations and residents
  • October - Harvest Homecoming Dinner; Activate ioby strategy for fundraising

 

2019

  • March - Clear site of tree stumps, garbage, Prepare Beds
  • April - Work Day (2nd week) and Planting Day (3rd week)
  • May - August - Cultivating
  • September - Cultivating / Harvesting
  • October - Harvest Homecoming Dinner, Cultivating, Planting

 

why we're doing it

The Project Love Coalition is actively exploring gardening activities for veterans which can provide healing therapy and economic opportunites for veterans. PLC is currently seeking people to help develop an enhanced model training program to encourage veteran engagement in agricultural pursuits, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms and agribusiness, such as the provision of education and training to veterans and the development of skills leading to job placement and career opportunities in farming, including access to land (5 to 100 acres), equipment, and capital.

budget

- Blocks $1133
- Soil $825
- Mulch $63
- Garden Elements $858
- Irrigation (Numbers dependent on how many Hose bibs we have) $126
- Tools $474
- On-going Supplies (Items bought yearly) $283
- Paint $600
- Shipping Storage Container $2000
- Green House (8 ft. W x 20 ft. D x 8 ft. H Custom Heavy-Duty Aluminum) $3000
- Wind Turbine (Coleman 400-Watt 12-Volt Land and Marine Wind Turbine) $500
 
 


Project Subtotal =  $10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
Total to raise on ioby = $10,335

 

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Lois Toni McClendon
  • Anonymous
  • GF