SWAG Project

SWAG Project is an urban farming, food justice and educational project in the South Ward of Newark. We grow food and build community through youth and community led projects that bring more fresh food to our neighborhood.

NEEDS: $0 of 4,155 + Volunteers

Fall Creek Gardens Sunflower Mural

Fall Creek Gardens teaches sustainable practices for growing food in the city.  We seek funding for a sunflower mural that will engage the neighborhood and beautify our community garden!

NEEDS: $0 of 2,385 + Volunteers

Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative Launch

The project facilitates faith communities sharing models to produce and access healthy, local food. The project advances policy activism by congregations to strengthen sustainable agriculture movement.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,607 + Volunteers

Green Apple - Love Our Trees Day

A school sponsored community volunteer day to clean and beautify our school’s street trees and green spaces.

NEEDS: $0 of 702

Apples to Kids: Westminster Woods

For the first time this fall, the camp will provide healthy, seasonal, organic apples to 2,274 school children, raise awareness about where food comes from, and establish new relationships with local farmers.

NEEDS: $0 of 888 + Volunteers

Time's Up! Archiving History Project

With the hard work of dozens of interns, volunteers and project leaders, 25 years of Time's Up! advocacy work is being archived.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,895 + Volunteers

GardenWalk Cleveland

GardenWalk Cleveland is a free tour of private gardens, community gardens and urban farms in the City of Cleveland over a weekend in the summer.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,680 + Volunteers

The Most Fabulous Green Wall Ever Built

The Most Fabulous Green Wall Ever Built supports West Oakland’s sustainable economy by building a striking green wall at American Steel Studios using recycled materials, fed with rainwater.

NEEDS: $0 of 251

Brownsville Student Farm

Brownsville Student Farm is an oasis of plant and animal life in the middle of Brooklyn. We focus on youth education, providing a green community space and raising awareness about health and nutrition.

NEEDS: $0 of 5,294 + Volunteers

Haddington Food Coop

Neighborhood Foods, a West Philly low-income food coop, needs high tunnels for its farm to boost production for a food desert fraught witht diet-related health problems.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,099

The Youth Internship Program

Help us sustain a Youth Internship Program for low-income teenagers to teach workshops on environmental and health-related topics to peers and neighbors at an urban farm in a struggling neighborhood of Washington, DC.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,960 + Volunteers

Emerald Awards 2012

Outstanding volunteers are honored each year in November for their great work during the year.

 

 

NEEDS: $0 of 412 + Volunteers

Daffodil Project Distribution-Fall 2012

We will be distributing Free 911 Daffodil Project bulbs to groups in Queens. We plan on giving hand tools to groups to help them with the planting. In 2011, over 25,000 bulbs were given to groups to plant in Queens.

NEEDS: $0 of 206 + Volunteers

Going Green in Queens 2013-March 23, 2013

A fun day to learn and network with other like-minded people! We will have exhibits and info at tables, show educational movies, and give workshops. Giveways to help improve the environment will also be available.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,000 + Volunteers

Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden

We're minimizing the use of well water and increasing water retention capacity through practices such as a cistern and pump system and rain barrels, appropriate plant selection and organic manure use.

NEEDS: $0 of 275

Student Recycled Art Gallery - Create and Learn!

Art/learning kits using recycled materials from Detroit given to 1,000 students at neighborhood school.  Volunteers take pictures; create show at our Recycled Art Gallery. Students/parents are special guests. 

NEEDS: $0 of 453 + Volunteers

Allergic to Salad – Rolling up Sushi!

We'll be rolling up sushi when this class is funded! Healthy, hands-on cooking lessons explore seasonal, nut-free international cuisine with kids. Real food makes no excuses!

NEEDS: $0 of 648 + Volunteers

Allergic to Salad- Thai-licious!

We'll be cooking up some Thai food when this class is funded! Healthy, hands-on cooking lessons explore seasonal, nut-free international cuisine with kids. Real food makes no excuses!

NEEDS: $0 of 648 + Volunteers

Urban Patch - Stone Soup Kitchen

The Stone Soup Kitchen project by Urban Patch will help to make the inner city better by offering classes to people of all ages in the community how to eat healtheir (more fruits & vegetables) while saving money.

NEEDS: $0 of 618

Save the Land and Create a Community Garden

In 2011, Merrick Marsden Neighbor Association of Jamaica, Queens approached Brooklyn Queens Land Trust to help save a large plot of vacant land in their community that they own, but lack the funds to pay back taxes on.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,445

Van Cortlandt Park Beautification and Clean-up Project

The two main parts of our project are clean-up and beautification.  We have student volunteers and would like additional volunteers to paint, clean-up leaves, and beautify our adopted flower beds.

NEEDS: $0 of 155 + Volunteers

Belly Dance Class for Pregnant Moms in Harlem

This free class offers low income pregnant moms in Harlem and surrounding areas a safe, fun, and affordable prenatal fitness option. Great for mom's physical health and also builds community!

NEEDS: $0 of 486

Eco Ryders

Eco Ryders is an education-based organization dedicated to teaching Bronx youth about the environment and social issues through workshops and skateboard design.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,147

POP blog

POP is an online zine created by and for young women of color. We'll discuss current events, sex education, healthy relationships, LGBTQ issues and the politics of being young women who identify as people of color.

NEEDS: $0 of 3,125

Lakshmi Community Garden Project

We are currently seeking funds to put up a community notice board and to construct a gate in the back connecting us to an established community garden on the opposite block.

NEEDS: $0 of 387 + Volunteers

Community Playground

We are partnering with KaBOOM! to build a playground in Tampa Heights!

NEEDS: $0 of 235 + Volunteers

Bread for the City's Southeast Center Rooftop Garden

BFC’s Food Program is expanding our Southeast Center rooftop garden, which is located in Anacostia. We provide workshops and safe green space for our clients to socialize, skill-share, and build community.

NEEDS: $0 of 140

Language in the Community

Queens Botanical Garden intends to obtain an Apple iPad to run an application called Google Translate. Our visitors come from all over the globe, speaking languages other than English.

NEEDS: $0 of 876

Summer of Solutions Hartford

A youth-leadership and food-justice summer program that creates opportunities for youth ages 14-30 to work in school and community gardens, community outreach and organizing, and educational and cultural programming.

NEEDS: $0 of 3,697 + Volunteers

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