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6917 Kensington Ave, Kansas City, MO(To improve the garden at 5008 Prospect)
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Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) empowers low-income Kansas City metro area residents to grow their own healthy, affordable produce. We serve over 20,000 families annually. KCCG is partnering with Community Capital Fund and donors like you to support and expand neighborhood gardens such as the Prospect Community Garden.
Kansas City Community Gardens will work with the Blue Hills Neighborhood Association and Blue Hills Community Services to plan work days for garden additions. All organizations will recruit volunteers and local community members to participate. Garden improvement projects will be completed by July 2017. A special series of workshops will be held at Prospect Community Garden, focusing on gardening in raised beds, caring for fruit plants and cooking with garden produce. An orchard and garden harvest party is scheduled for the end of the gardening season.
why we're doing it
In Jackson County, 19% of residents are food-insecure—4% above the national average. For these families, affording healthy, fresh foods is difficult. Community gardening is a well-known, effective resource for increasing access and affordability of healthy foods for low-income, food-insecure residents. Kansas City Community Gardens supports more than 450 garden sites throughout the KC Metro area. Last year KCCG facilitated the growth of half a million pounds of food.
KCCG works with:
-Schools: Over 200 school garden sites teach children about nutrition and growing food
-Food banks: KCCG partners with food banks, helping them grow and store fresh, healthy food for people in need
-Partnering organizations: Community and faith-based organizations work with KCCG to build gardens for community members who will grow food for their families and to donate or share with others
You can maximize your impact by giving to this campaign. If KCCG raises $2,000 from donors like you, the Community Capital Fund will match this $2,000 and contribute an additional $1,000. That’s a total of $5,000 to help KCCG empower families to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables!
|ioby Platform Fee||$35|
|Donation Processing Fee of 3%||$60|
|TOTAL TO RAISE =||$2,095|
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