project leader
Andrew B
location
2267 Shasta ave
(North Memphis)
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the project

Urban Evolution believes our community can grow, as the next generation, and we want to take part in that growth. The idea is to start a larg garden of herbs, fruits, vegetables,flowers and chickens to help alleviate stress and push the feeling of a community, encouraging people to make a greener Memphis, a more sustainable Memphis. I would like to see unity in our community.

the steps

Once we have reached our goal we will begin enrich the soil with organic matter, we will start building fences and chicken coops with solar panels on the roof and rain collection systems underneath. Our main goal is to produce all of our food, electricity, and water right here on our property. We plan on growing vegetables year-round. We will purchase a greenhouse with a heater and exhaust fan for seasonal temperature control. We will purchase 250 gallon water drums to raise fish using their water to fertilize our plants and eventually turning it into a usable gas creating clean green energy. I plan to provide the city of Memphis with organic eggs honey Fish & Chicken, soap, candles, canned goods, mushrooms, water purification and solar panel installation.

why we're doing it

Memphis is hungry for change. Through these gardens, we hope to create micro-businesses to stimulate our local economy and create jobs. We will also be creating cleaner air, increase soil fertility, reducing the use of fossil fuel fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, and reducing greenhouse gases by ​not outsourcing our food or contributing to landfills. ​By growing our own food we will build meaningful work, healthy food, and a cleaner environment.

budget

Exhaust fan with thermostat for the greenhouse. $150

Two 155  watt solar panels $500

4 deep cycle batteries $400

Two IBC totes, to hold clean water or raise fish $400

Tilling, wood chips, manure. $200

Building supplies for chicken coop $500

200 ft of fence and 40 fence posts $220

Tools $200

 

Project Total  $2,500
 
ioby Platform Fee $35
 
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee $125
 
ioby Donation Processing Fee $75
 
TOTAL TO RAISE  $2,735

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photos

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donors

  • Tyler Taylor
  • JD
  • John M Gilmore