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Alicia M
120 Broad Street
(All over New London )
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the project

Let's take local control over the food system by growing as much food as we can! 

As you know, FRESH usually grows food with the community but during the COVID-19 crisis-- and in the months after-- we need to think a little differently.  Our new plan is to get people what they need to grow their own food.  Families around New London can start growing at home and we can make access to community gardens safe. Now-- more than ever-- is the time to grow our own food and build community resilience.

the steps

We are already reaching out to New London families to see how we can best get FRESH food to everyone we can. Folks can let us know what works best - a raised bed garden at home, less permanent container gardens to grow veggies, a set of tools to help you continue to grow at your local community garden and/or some tips and support to grow your own food for the first time. (For those who don't grow their own food, we also options to get FRESH grown food- like a membership for a weekly box of FRESH produce.) 

After we know what people want, we will get building and growing. We will build, deliver, and fill raised bed gardens. Mix up our own organic potting soil and deliver pots with season vegetable plants or seeds. And continue to grow seedlings at our main garden and get them out into the community. 

In the meantime, we are collecting a list of experienced gardeners who are willing to help coach new gardeners and putting together simple resources to pass along. Through video, Zoom, and simple phone calls, we will make sure people have all the information they need to grow their own food. 

Please note, our priority for these resources is low-income families and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in New London. 

why we're doing it

New London families deserve access to fresh foods and the COVID-19 pandemic is making that more challenging than ever.  Working together, we can get folks healthy foods and start to change the unjust food system. 


Disbursed budget:

Soil, seeds, amendments, seedlings: $2000

Hardware (including tools, containers): $5733.21

COVID safety supplies: $1000

Education: $2000 (printing, Zoom account, materials) 

Delivery Cost: $250

TOTAL Project Budget $10,983.21

TOTAL RAISED = $11,186.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $167.79

Original budget:


Soil & amendments $1500

Hardware & containers $1000

Seeds & Seedlings $250 

Tools $1500

Education $250

Delivery Cost $250

TOTAL Project Budget $5000 

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

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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