project leader
Nakia S
location
Dupont Ave
(Glenville)
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the project

Forest City Farm and Orchard is:  

A holistic, culturally based community organism that works to facilitate building platforms (ideas) for residents to create sustainable habitats and enhanced lifestyles.

Our holistic approach to human service is simple. We plant a seed, we nurture a seed, and we humbly watch that seed grow in the compost, we cultivate.

Our Farm is supported by the Ohio State Extension Summer Sprouts initiative and community residents. 

What do we do on the Farm?

Cultivate organic compost from food waste (donated and rescued), clippings/leaves, and manure (worm casting and chicken). The compost then goes to the following uses:

·         Ground covering for the organic growing of fruits, fruit bearing trees, vegetables on the farm.

·         Main food source for chickens, raised for eggs. Our chickens are on a grain free diet.

·         Learning tool and capital resource. We teach workshops to residents on how to start their own compost areas, and basic gardening techniques to become more self-              sustaining.

·         Donate food that we rescue from supermarkets in alignment with the Food Recovery Hierarchy.

           https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food

 

the steps

How do we make this project work?

* Purchase used pick up truck and materials.....

****Our community residents have been doing an amazing job bringing scraps to the farm! So lets kick up the campaign a little to add more composters and mulchers to the farm...How you ask, with GOATS! We would love to add 2 GOATS onto the farm to aid in the composting and natural mulching of the land. This is a great opportunity to make the Black Gold even richer and more beneficial. We can even combine the compost with hay to create outdoor ovens. We are looking to host a workshop that will teach you how to make you own oven with compost, hay, and some good ole MUD!*** Lets kick it into high gear!

1. Educate community residents through workshops that explain the many benefits of composting, what their food scraps can consist of and the various uses of compost, also known as Black Gold, and why it is beneficial to our chickens.

2. For interested community residents, complete a simple audit of the food waste they currently have. This will determine how many times per week their food waste would need to be collected. 

3. Distribute food waste containers to residents and educate them on what can go into the containers and set up their schedule for collection.

4. In exchange for food their food waste residents can receive FREE and FRESH chicken eggs from our farm (2 sizes: half dozen and dozen); depending on egg production for the week. 

 

why we're doing it

Why do we do this?

·         On average our home food waste per year is at almost 500lbs!!

·         Up to 90 percent of waste that is thrown out by supermarkets and restaurants is food scraps.

           http://epa.ohio.gov/dmwm/Home/food_scrap.aspx

·         Compost is essential to the well being of our environment. It restores the soil quality, reduces food waste sent to landfills, aids in the beautification and                  restoring of neighborhoods.

·         We align with the Ohio EPA Food Scraps Recovery Initiative and Food Recovery Hierarchy.

          We are also an approved participant of the EPA Food Recovery Challenge. 

budget

Used pick up truck, $2500

50- six gallon buckets w/lids, $350

Workshop supplies (printed materials, food, take aways-mini composters), $500

Taxes and title, $225

 

Subtotal =

3,575

ioby Platform Fee 

$35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)

$179

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)

$107

Total to raise =

$3,896

 

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photos

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donors

  • Thoroughly Inc.
  • Julian Khan
  • Princess
  • Anonymous
  • OurHealthyCommunity.com
  • Barbara
  • Anonymous
  • audibledarkness
  • Anonymous