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Michael H
2367 Brooklyn
(Orange Mound)
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the project

Orange Mound Organics are working to create sunflower gardens in Orange Mound. As experienced gardeners, we know that sunflowers not only beautify the community, they also remove harmful toxins in the soil and revitalize the soil for planting community gardens in the future.

These Sunflower gardens will:

  • Beautify the community
  • Raise awareness of lead poisoning in Orange Mound
  • Prepare areas to become future community garden

To do this project, we will be partnering with Landmark Training and Development as well as youth groups such as BRIDGES. These groups will help us kick off the sunflower gardens in the spring of 2015 and will continue being involved as these sunflower gardens become community gardens albe to bring healthy food to the Orange Mound community.

the steps

1. Clean and Clear the areas

2. Community and Youth Sunflower day to cultivate and plant sunflowers and create lead poison awareness signs to educate the community on the purpose of the sunflower garden.

3. Hold Community Sunflower Days to remove weeds and up keep 


why we're doing it

We are address:

  • unsafe soils because of toxins 
  • Lead poisoning especially of children
  • Hunger within the community
  • Orange Mound as a Food Desert
  • Blight


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4/22/15):

RAISED = $140.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $6.67
less 3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $4.08
- Labor, gasoline and oil to support moving debris and cutting the grass.
- 2 Soil Testing to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ($70 each) - $140
- Home Depot Water hose - $30
- Tools for maintaining the garden (spade, shovels, gloves) - $100
- Tilling and Grounds preparation (estimate from Lawn Service) - $150
- Paint, brushes and supplies for lead awareness garden sign - $80

ioby Platform Fee  waived
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $15


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