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Herwig P
586 Westchester Avenue
(Mott Haven)
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the project

At Eagle Slope our goal this year is to create an even bigger space where community residents can learn to garden, eat healthy and work together for a better community.  We believe that it is vital to involve not only our youth but people of all ages to gardening as well as introducing them to healthier food options.  Our hope is that every visitor to the Garden feels welcomed, enjoys nature and feels refreshed and revitalized when they leave, creating a positive experience for gardeners and visitors alike.

the steps

All donations will be used for the purchase of the materials. All labor will be provided by our garden members and volunteers from the community.  After the funds become available, the materials will be ordered for early Spring 2018.  Volunteers will be organized and together with our members they will build new flower and vegetable beds, a privacy screen for our yoga area and lay paving stones for the main walkway.

why we're doing it

Our group has worked very hard for over 4 years to build a community garden out of part of a vacant lot it once was, to create a more beautiful and healthy South Bronx. This year’s goal is to expand our garden to the rest of the lot.  Realizing our goals will allow Eagle Slope to continue to provide even bigger access too fresh, nutritious foods for a community of people who live in a county with some of the worst health issues due to poor nutritional choices.  Additionally, Eagle Slope Community Garden provides the opportunity for neighborhood residents to reconnect with the environment. The beds will contribute to a sustainable food system by allowing participants to grow and eat food from the environment in which they live.  Learning how food is grown and where it comes from will create an understanding of the food system.  It will also increase awareness about the connections between diet, health and the environment. Our garden is also a place to meet and observe all kind of nature’s creatures.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 2/14/18):

Raised = $1,925.22
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $87.51
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $52.51
Total to Disburse = $1,750.20
Lumber (4x4x12,1x4x8,2x10x10] $735.20
Screws $27
Paving stone Pallet $887
Boiled linseed oil $101


Lumber (4x4x12,1x4x8,2x10x10] $729

Screws $27

Paving stone Pallet $887

Boiled linseed oil $101

Subtotal = 1,744
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $87
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $52
Total to raise = $1,919


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