project leader
Jeffery B
location
Various Locations
(Tangipahoa Parish)
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the project

"The roots are the key" - To fully understand this is to understand the vision of this project. Two years ago I began a journey studying bees which led down a path that taught me much more. The desire of this project is that I want to give back to the children; the look on my own daughter's face when she saw a butterfly go through it's metamorphosis reminded me that there are so many children who are not able to experience all nature has to offer.

For the younger children there will be coloring activities and various other art projects regarding the world around us - Water cycle, Freshwater Stream Ecosystem, Volcanoes!, etc. - and for those who are a little older and have an interest in getting their hands dirty we will be doing planting (pots, seeds, soil provided all free of charge to them) for the children to take home their very own plant.

There will be bugs! Mealworms and other creepy crawlies to entertain and enlighten about vermicompost!

We strive to give back to the children one plant at a time as well as offer fun activities for the children to do outdoors that does not involve a computer or tablet -ALL- of this will be free of charge to them but we need your help!

 

the steps

Once we have the funds needed we will be ordering terra cotta flower pots, soil, seeds, etc. as well as the visual aids.

All of this will be ready by March 2019, the materials will be easy to get once we have the required donations to make this a success.

why we're doing it

Food Waste, Water Waste, Littering - These are just a few of the subjects that we aim to tackle with this project. We wish to show how to reduce food waste by composting, we wish to use activity sheets to explain why we need to conserve water and energy and begin letting the children understand at a young age we can all make a difference in this world by just making a few simple changes. 

 

The reason that we chose this path in life was because nature is awe inspiring and ultimately it is up to us to take care of it for future generations, and if it means children who would otherwise never get involved in outdoor projects come out for a day and make just one change - It could be a change that lasts a lifetime.

 

"The permaculture's whole principle of having to work with nature, rather than fight against it, is not just an ethical restraint. It's also about realizing you're not the one in control. Nature is not only a nurturer but also a great destroyer." -David Holmgren

 

 

 

budget

1. Live Insects -Superworms, red worms, etc. - $125

2. Hefty 16.5 Gallon Clear Tote with Latching Lid - 20- $200.00

3. Commercial Grade 5 Gallon Bucket with Lid -40- $200.00 

4. Flower Pots 6 inch x 5.25 in. - 80 - $170.00

5. Seeds and soil for children to plant - $80.00

6. Copies of Coloring Sheets/ Art Materials for younger children - $100.00

7. Visual aids - Posters (14 in a series) - $90.00



SUBTOTAL = 1,100
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $55
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $33
TOTAL TO RAISE = $1,223

Updated budget:



SUBTOTAL = $965
ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $48
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $29
TOTAL TO RAISE = $1,042

 

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