project leader
Ella T
112 Street on Kinsman Rd
(Mt Pleasant Community)
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the project

Five families working to grow vegetables, sharing. having fun and harvesting together.

Families will be assigned a box at the community garden to grow vegetables that they choose. Materials and supplies will be available to each family. Families will engage in an 8-week learning session about healthy eating and how to prepare easy menus on a small budget. They will learn about budgeting for food and how to make healthy choices. The project will engage children in research learning sessions about healthy eating while working with parents to grow the family garden. Families will keep all of the food that they grow in the garden. Upon completion of the project, families will receive a grocery store gift card for food based on what they learned from the 8-week sessions. Families will keep food grown in the garden.

the steps

1. Recruitment of families to participate in the project. Families will be recruited from the weekly food pantry participants. April 1- May 1.

2. Each family will get the details of the project during the recruitment phase.

3. Meet with families as a group. May 1.

4. Garden preparation will take place during late March, Early April if the weather permits in Cleveland. Organizing and getting plots set up for families to choose their box. May 1.

5. Organizing sessions with families to talk about what vegetables they wish to grow and provide details about gardening, etc. May 10.

6. Depending on the weather, start to plant certain vegetables in late May- Early June.

7. Learning Sessions begin in mid May for families. These will be group sessions.

8. June, July, early August: families will maintain their gardens and harvest certain vegetables as the summer progress

9. Family training sessions will end mid August. 8. Graduation celebration: mid to late August.

why we're doing it

1. Encourage families to grow their own gardens

2. Help families to make healthy food choices even on a limited budget. which they will learn in the training session.

3. If successful, expand the concept to other families and individuals next summer .

4. Promote learning how to budget with a limited income in making healthy choices-offer the training sessions ongoing. Empower families to become community advocates for hunger, health and nutrition in the community.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 6/15/15):

RAISED = $1,145.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $32.33

Project Manager -$600.00
Materials / Supplies- $150.00
Grocery Store/Gift Cards: $200.00 ($50.00 for 4 families)
Marketing: $127.67
Total: $1,077.67



Project Manager-                      $1,800.00

Materials/supplies-                     $1000.00

Grocery Store  Gift Cards-           $800.00

Marketing project-                        $200.00


Total Cost                                 $3,800.00

SUBTOTAL = $3,800
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $114



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