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Rise & Root Farm .
168 Meadow Avenue
(Chester, NY)
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the project

For the past two seasons, Rise & Root Farm has provided our Bronx community produce from another fund, but due to many factors - donor fatigue, so many folks in need, etc. - that funding fell short this season. We want to keep providing produce to our Bronx community but we need your help to do it!

We have worked in partnership with the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center in a variety of ways for years - Karen raised her kids in this neighborhood and worked with the center to create the La Familia Verde coalition that runs the farmers market, Michaela made sauerkraut and provided demos to the kids at the center, Jane met Karen during her work as an Americorp Vista at the Garden of Happiness and Bissel Garden, Lorrie gardened not far away at Taqua Community Garden. We love our community in the Bronx and want to keep providing them with fresh, nutritious produce from the farm - we need your help to make it happen!


the steps

1. Harvest existing produce and deliver weekly to the Mary Mitchell Center in the Bronx

2. Plant new seeds to keep the successions of fresh greens going over the winter

3. Deliver a bumper crop of produce to the community for the annual Thanksgiving week food distribution


why we're doing it

Healthy, fresh, culturally appropriate food should be a right, not a priviledge. The Mary Mitchell Center sits at the heart of a community in the Bronx which Karen has described as under Food Apartheid - fresh produce is intentionally scarce and fast food, and other unhealthy options are plentiful. We believe our community in the Bronx deserves better - deserves to be nourished in order to flourish. Please help us make it happen!



Weekly distribution of produce box to 25 families

25 families x 10 weeks = 250 boxes of produce

250 x $30 per box = $10,000

Seeds = $250

Potting mix = $250

Delivery = $500

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% $979.52
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $264.47
TOTAL TO RAISE $12,243.99
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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