project leader
Dazmonique C
location
Northwest End
(Northwest side (initially) of Detroit, MI)
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We can't do this without the support of the community!

the project

Deeply Rooted Produce is a health education focused mobile grocery store that provides locally grown produce and both local & imported specialty pantry items to under-served populations in Detroit, MI. We host nutrition education classes and Sunday community dinners to invoke conversation,  increase general knowledge, and expand the education of our community members.

the steps

(July 2018) While fundraising: Amend vacant lots and research steps to acquistion

(January 2019) We will purchase equipment and supplies for our operations. Simultaneously, we will inhabit multiple vacant lots in the Northwest area of Detroit and will build raised beds for community use to increase self-sustainability of local community members.

(February 2019) we will then start our nutrition education classes and continue our Sunday Community dinners.  We also will solidify vendor inquiries for our mobile grocery store supply and solidify details of the purchase of our mobile grocer vehicle.

why we're doing it

The access to high quality groceries for affordable prices is not evident to certain areas of the city of Detroit. With economic climate changes and declines in health to the city of Detroit, we feel as though we must facilitate empowerment to its community members by increasing the reliance on self & other trusted community members. We value holistic community health, community engagement, community education, overall self-sufficiency and accountability.

 

Conversation

We can't do this without the support of the community. We are open to suggestions and input and really want to make this a community and NEIGHBORHOOD integrated hub for economic, spiritual, and physical growth. Contact us with any questions, suggestions, or concerns at deeplyrootedproduce@gmail.com

budget

  • Land Acquisition: $1,052
  • Equipment: $300
  • Supplies: $1570
  • Produce Inventory: $500
  • Liability Insurance: $500
  • Leadership Uniforms: $100
  • Garden Amendments: $350
  • Licensing: $200
  • EBT Processing: $50
  • Business Cards: $50-100
  • Staff Stipend: $1500
  • Truck: $4000

 

 



Project Subtotal =  $10,222
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $511
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $307
Total to Raise on ioby = $11,075

 

updates

We can't do this without the support of the community!

 

We can't do this without the support of the community. We are open to suggestions and input and really want to make this a community and NEIGHBORHOOD integrated hub for economic, spiritual, and physical growth. Contact us with any questions, suggestions, or concerns at deeplyrootedproduce@gmail.com

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • OptimizeWayne Social Innovation Challenge
  • Anonymous
  • OptimizeWayne Social Innovation Challenge