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project leader
Nelson T
location
2 Chapel Street & 104 Middle Road
(104 Middle Road )
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the project

We have found two new locations for community gardens in the Town of Enfield, CT!  One will be located at the Central Library on Middle Road and the other will be located on 2 Chapel Street in downtown Thompsonville.  Our existing community garden on Main Street has 30 plots and has been so successful that there is a waiting list every year. The 2 new community gardens will allow more residents to be able to have their own plot of land!

The Town of Enfield, in collaboration with Sustainable CT, aims to promote economic well-being while respecting our natural environment.  Through the Community Match Fund, Enfield will be able to receive up to 50% funding for our Community Garden Project.  This will help purchase the wood, fencing, locks, sheds, compost, supplies, plants/seeds, water (piping), recycle bins, signage and bench  needed to build the two gardens, as well as obtain a master gardener instructor.

 

the steps

  • Crowd Funding Campaign 2 months (2/27/20 to 4/27/20)
  • Implementation / Construction of Community Gardens (4/27/20 to 6/2/20)
  • Community Garden Growing Season Kick-off event (6/3/20)
  • Community Garden Planting Days (6/6/20 & 6/13/20)

why we're doing it

You can donate any amount and the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund will double it!  Reach out to your friends or families and give them the chance to get their hands dirty. Help us make this happen in our Town!

budget

Building of the Raised Garden Beds $18,000

Fencing with entry gate and truck entry gate $10,000

Signature Cape Sheds (Vinyl)    $6,000

Commercial Compost Soil  $6,000

Benches $1,400

Commercial Hoses  $300

Industrial Garbage Cans  $300

Compost Recyling Bins  $1,000

Gardening Supplies  $1,000

Community Garden Signs  $500

Landscaping / Grading / Site Work $4,000



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $48,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$739
TOTAL TO RAISE = $49,274
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

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photos

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donors

  • Melissa E.
  • Anonymous
  • JMPH
  • Deborah Giddings
  • Anonymous
  • Laurie R.