project leader
Elizabeth B
Brookdale Ln
(East End)
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the project

Not every child in the neighborhood has a chance to see where fresh food comes from, not every family has the ability to provide fresh and local food for their household. The East End Community Club wants to support the community and their needs by providing a space where every resident feel welcomed. The garden will be open to all local residents regardless of income or ability to purchase a planter box. The vision is that this community garden will be maintained and sustained by local residents; meaning the residents will plant and share crops as well as the labor of maintaining the community garden. This is also designed to be a space where neighbors can socialize and learn more about those in the neighborhood. 

About the East End Community Club (EECC)

The EECC is a Waterbury community club for residents of the 06705! Our motto is "You have a friend in the East End". The vision of this club is to continue to grow and maintain a sense of community and connections of local residents by sharing information, support, connection. Community meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month, 7pm at the WARC (1929 East Main St, 2nd Floor, Waterbury CT).

the steps

1. Assemble volunteers to ready the land for raised beds, growing, and harvesting

2. Secure water access

3. Buy material and build raised beds

4. Purchase equipment for growing and storage

5. Create signs and let the neighborhood know what is coming

6. Install fencing and security

7. Have a welcome event for those interested in participating and supporting!

why we're doing it

This project all began when a child in the East End saw a local resident gardening in her yard, planting a tomato plant to be exact. The young boy was so enthused and excited about seeing the tomato grow that it inspired the local resident to bring the issue to a local leader. From there the East End Community Club began to see the value and interest in creating a local community garden which would support the needs of the residents and families in the area.


Disbursed budget:

Soil test - (test and mailing expense) $20.00

Equipment  - $1000.00

Plants/vegetables - $1000.00

Storage  - $1000.00

Soil (for the garden beds and to cover grassy areas) - $1000.00 

Water  (rain barrel system)-$1000.00

Raised beds - $2000.00

Signage -$500.00

TOTAL RAISED = $9,495.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $473.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $173.25

Original budget:

Equipment (Gloves, shovels, bins, etc) - $1000.00

Plants/vegetables (Fruit trees, seeds, vegetables and other herbs and plants) - $2000.00

Storage (The shovel, hose, and garden gloves have to go somewhere) - $500.00

Soil (Need to fill those garden beds with the best and healthiest stuff)l - $500.00

Water  (A water tank or additional piping is necessary to water the fruits and veggies)-$3000.00

Raised beds - $3000.00

Fence- (To keep the coyotes and rabbits out the garden)- $600.00

Signage (We don't want you to think it's someone's yard)-$300.00 

Lights/security camera -(To be safe) $400.00


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $11,508
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  



Had a productive meeting with the Water department about getting water access to the lot. Just waiting to hear back on cost.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Anonymous
  • Carol F.
  • Anonymous
  • paula H.
  • Danielle M.
  • Joyce H.
  • Brittany H.
  • Donna V.
  • Shakirah W.
  • Roger Sherman Jr.
  • Michael DiGiovancarlo
  • In memory of Sam Beamon
  • Keisha & John
  • Stephanie Cummings
  • Jack Alseph Pres. EECC
  • East Ender
  • Denise P.
  • elizabeth b.