project leader
Anielcia (Sunshine) M
N. 4th Street & Sycamore Ave.
(Uptown Community)
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the project

The Uptown Community Garden being transformed into a Food Forest Terrain has three significant purposes. Not only will this project serve as a beautiful oasis near the heart of Memphis giving the residents and surrounding communities a breath-taking visual, but it will also serve as piece of nature to experience in a city full of buildings, concrete, and vehicles. Additionally, unlike standard community gardens, the Uptown Community Food Forest will utilize nearly 100% of the land inside of the garden to maximize the amount as well as the variety of plants & trees that can be grown for food and to support food growth. This project is important to me because I will able to provide a community of people with free access to a large variety of naturally grown foods while adding a beautiful & permanent touch onto the city of Memphis.

the steps

  1.  Consult with a Permaculturist
  2. Design Food Forest layout
  3. Shop for materials
  4. Set up Garden Project Work dates
  5. Schedule volunteer groups for garden project work days
  6. Begin garden project by 3/30/2019

why we're doing it

Because this Food Forest project is multi-purpose, it solves an environmental, economic, and social dilemma. (1) It serves as a naturally grown food access that doesn’t use environmentally harmful chemicals to grow food. Also, it gives residents access to seasonal & native produce instead of produce shipped from countries away. This in term will cut down on environmentally harmful travel emissions that depletes the Ozone. (2) Since not every resident can afford naturally grown foods, the Food Forest serves as a free access to a large variety of naturally grown seasonal & native foods. Residents can enjoy high quality produce at zero cost. (3) Lastly, the Food Forest gives residents—no matter their race or income level—a place to share an experience together and further build relations strengthening the community.


Disbursed budget 12/22/2021:


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $2.50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $0.75


Original budget:

3 Nut Trees - $300

5 Fruit Trees - $360

6 Berry Bushes - $200

30+ Herbaceous Plants - $200

20+ Rhizosheres - $100

6+ Soil Surface Cover Crops - $50

6+ Vertical Layer (climbers/vines) - $80

10+ Wooden Beds/Cinder Block Bed Reconstuction/Installment - $4000

4 Bench Shading Cover Installments - $800

5 Wooden Vine-Climbing Posts Installemts - $650

Drip Irrigation System/ Bird Baths (2) Installments- $700

Miscellaneous - $500


ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $437

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $262



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