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Naomi R
2144 Wylie Avenue
(Hill District)
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the project

These funds will provide us the opportunity to actualize our dream of opening the Crossroads Community Garden (CCG) which will serve as a horticulture education site for the local community.

The garden will encompass a greenhouse, a fresh flower pollinator garden for butterflies, storm and rainwater mitigation, a composting site, and vegetables and herbs to be used in the partnering Wylie Avenue Bistro restaurant.

The CCG is significant because it will serve as a classroom, outdoor eating area, and community service space for youth and adults. Students and community members will have the opportunity to learn about gardening and harvesting at the site, eat and study and enjoy their neighborhood. 

the steps

Create a timeline of the space developed over the next six months to four years. (February-March 2018) 

Create a budget to organize designs and provide ballpark figures to scale the project. (March 2018)

Share ideas with community members to render support. (March-June 2018)

Review cost parameters with necessary advisers. (May 2018)

Organize a community clean-up day with donated supplies to render support. (May/June 2018)

Begin purchasing garden tools, break ground by paying builders/designers (June 2018)

Advertise project and update stakeholders and residents to render as much consistent community engagement as possible. (June-October 2018)

Engage youth development partners to bring in students to work alongside designers. (June/July 2018)

Educate and engage students in the garden development process (Summer 2018)

Prepare for cold months (August-October 2018)

Hold seed sharing event to kick off Spring/2019 gardening season (Spring 2019)

why we're doing it

This project will provide the opportunity for fresh fruits and vegetables, education, and community engagement activities to be available to local residents in the Hill, while also beautifying one of the most neglected streets in the area.

As a community project, our primary goals are to feed and educate our neighbors, in an attempt to enhance the overall living experience for Hill District residents.  


Garden site acquisition and materials to build the garden beds for our first year. 

Project Subtotal =  $5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $250
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
Total to Raise on ioby = $5,435



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