project leader
Other Hand Farm
location
3156 W 61st Street
(Clark-Fulton / Stockyards)
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the project

We want to feed 10 families for 10 weeks this summer through our new CSA program. 

CSA stands for community supported agriculture which is another way of saying neighbors feeding neighbors. We will provide a weekly box to each family with 7-10 items of produce grown at Other Hand Farm. We're talking greens, salad mixes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, fruits from neighborhood fruit trees, berries, herbs, flower bouquets and more. 

It's not all about food either. Over the past few years we've realized that sometimes providing fresh produce is not enough. It's hard to incorporate fresh food into your day-to-day if you've never cooked with it before (think kohlrabi!). This is why we decided to also include hands-on cooking demonstrations and weekly recipes to help these ten families get acquainted with their summer CSA. 

Creating a sense of place is not only giving food to neighbors, but including them in the entire process of growing and harvesting all summer long. We want to invite these ten families to call this garden theirs. 

 

Exciting News! Neighborhood Connections has agreed to match all donations up to $1000. That means we now only need to raise $1000 to get to our goal, and your donation goes twice as far!

 

the steps

February and March - Start sowing seeds in preparation for the season. 

March and April - Prepare the garden for the growing season: building beds, adding compost, setting up irrgation etc. 

April and May - Recruit families and PLANT, PLANT, PLANT! 

May through August - Feed the Community! 

why we're doing it

1 in 5 Ohioans is identified as food insecure and as many as 450,000 Cuyahoga County residents live in food deserts. According to the USDA, a food desert is defined as part of the country without access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers markets, and healthy food providers in a neighborhood. 

We believe that having access to healthy food supports a healthy lifestyle and we also believe that a community garden is an asset and creates a sense of place for people. We want to grow food in this garden and give it to the people who live here because no Clevelander should miss out on the opportunity to access locally grown, chemical free vegetables. Everyone has a right to decide where their food comes from and we just want to help cultivate an appreciation for produce. 

budget

Disbursed Budget 2.28.19:

1 ten-week CSA share for one neighborhood family - $200

10 ten-week CSA shares for ten neighborhood families - $2,000

What will do with the extra $963.15?

Build an outdoor demonstration kitchen! We are going to get creative and

build a 'collapsable' outdoor kitchen which means we will need tables, a

few grills, burners, a shade cloth, chairs, kitchen utensils, and cooking

ingredients. Our goal is to host a series of hands-on cooking

demonstrations and pop-up barbecues with the ten families and the extra

support and funding is going to make this aspect of our project possible.



2 - 6" folding tables - $200

1 - shade cloth - $50

Grill / Burners - $300

Ingredients - $200

Pans, Griddles, Utensils - $200



RAISED = $3,246.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $148.66
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $89.19
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $2,973.15

Original Budget:

1 ten-week CSA share for one neighborhood family - $200 

10 ten-week CSA shares for ten neighborhood families - $2,000

Exciting News! Neighborhood Connections has agreed to match all donations up to $1000. That means we now only need to raise $1000 to get to our goal, and you're donation goes twice as far!

What do we use that $200 for? 

This money covers the cost of seeds, hands-on cooking demonstrations with each family throughout the summer, harvest knives and buckets, and of course, our time to grow the produce all summer. 

Neighborhood Connections Matching Grant = $1000

SUBTOTAL = $2,000
 
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $100
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $60

Total to Raise on ioby = $2,195

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donors

  • Emily P.
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  • Anonymous
  • GOTTO PUTYOUOVERTHETOP
  • The Rehak Family
  • Taylor G
  • Diane Morgan
  • Nick & Jeanie
  • Ithaca Court Occasional House
  • Misty Vawter
  • Bridget T.
  • Genesis Hunt
  • Donna L
  • Tatiana D.
  • Anonymous
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  • Barb L.
  • Gib & Nanci Lessman
  • Julie flay
  • Anonymous
  • Miriam and Josh
  • Julia
  • Amanda Lessman
  • Carl
  • Colleen
  • Linda and Tom Degentesh
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Tico Lingo Spanish School