project leader
Herwig P
586 Westchester Avenue
The Bronx (South Bronx)
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Thank you

the project

At Eagle Slope Community Garden, our goal is to create an urban oasis where community residents can learn to garden and work together for the betterment of the community as a whole.   We believe that it is vital to involve our youth in gardening as well as introducing them to healthy and fresh food alternatives.  Our lives are often hectic and chaotic.  Our hope is that every visitor to the Garden feels welcome 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 2017.  Volunteers will be organized and together with our members they will remove the old and assemble the new raised beds and build the arch. 

why we're doing it

Our group has worked very hard for over 3 years to build a community garden out of the vacant lot it once was, in order to create a more beautiful and healthy South Bronx.  Realizing our goals will allow Eagle Slope to continue to provide 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, by promoting healthy food, 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.


Disbursed Budget (1.5.2017)


RAISED = $1,632.00

less ioby Platform fee $35.00

less ioby Donation Processing fee (3%) $44.36

less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship fee (5%) $73.94



Updated Budget (12/1/16)

Lumber (2x6x10,2x4x10) $1,435

Screws $44

SUBTOTAL = $1,479

ioby Platform fee $35

ioby Donation Processing fee (3%) $44

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship fee (5%) $74



Lumber (2x6x10,2x4x10) $1,160

Screws $40

SUBTOTAL = $1,200

ioby Platform fee $35

ioby Donation Processing fee (3%) $36

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship fee (5%) $60




Thank you

Thank you all so much for your support  and your donations!

We are very greatful that so many of you share our viosions and were willing to achive our fundraising goal.

We would love to welcome all of you in our garden in the next growing season.

Special Thank You to Partnership for Parks for the "Matching Grant"

Thank you from all of us at Eagle Slope Garden


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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  • Jacquelin Reyes
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  • Julia Imbriaco in honor of ioby staff
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