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Ashley A
258 N. Merton Street
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the project

GrowMemphis’ mission is to help communities build gardens to improve access to locally grown food in their neighborhoods. By giving residents of low-income neighborhoods the training and resources that they need, GrowMemphis increases access to healthy affordable fruits and vegetables while creating a sustainable local food system. GrowMemphis currently has 44 community gardens in 11 Memphis zip codes – growing food in over 60,000 square feet of previously underutilized space.  Your donation will help us start new community gardens in the next 3 months.

With your help, GrowMemphis will provide the training, planning, support, and resources needed for gardens to thrive. With your donation, new gardens will receive:

·       First year garden tools, supplies, and infrastructure;

·       Ongoing assistance in garden planning, coordination, and installation;

·       Annual Community Gardening 101- Comprehensive training in urban agriculture and community building;

·       Monthly network and training opportunities with the GrowMemphis network of community gardeners;

·       Seeds and starter plants (annually);

·       Ongoing technical assistance (GrowMemphis Staff site visits, training, evaluation, support and services); and

·       Collaborative services such as volunteer coordination, farmers market sales, in-kind donations of tools and supplies and more!


the steps

IMMEDIATE STEPS: This includes planning the garden layout, choosing crops, helping to train community leaders and raising start-up funding for each community center. Gardens will grow food for the community including:  corn, sweet potatoes, winter squash, broccoli, green beans, peppers, legumes, beets, carrots, turnips, and much more! We will then purchase the supplies and tools needed for each new garden, including the plants that we need to get started.

OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS: In the coming months, we will help the new gardens get started by:

·       Recruiting volunteers;

·       Helping engage community members;

·       Providing training and technical assistance to garden leaders;

·       Raising the remaining funds; and

Breaking ground on all of our new gardens.

why we're doing it

This project will help low-income residents grow their own fresh, healthy food. In addition, gardens will help engage residents, beautify neighborhoods, teach young people, and increase overall health and wellness.


REVISED BUDGET (as of 4/1/16):

RAISED = $3,840.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $110.83



Hoes/Cultivators 100
Two Pitchfork 65
Two 100 ft. Hoses 84
Sprinklers 20
Two Wheelbarrows 100
One Field Rake 20
One Garden Rake 20
Two Sets of Hand Tools 30
Gloves 50
Two Garbage Cans 60
Soil Test 20
Cedar Raised Beds 1000
Hose Nozzle 15
Six Soaker Hoses 132
Cotton Burr Compost Soil and Delivery from The Yard 250
Tumble Composter 130
Sprinkler Timer 10
Galvanized Wire Fencing 200
Cement 50
10 Treated Lumber Posts (6ft Pine) 100
Soil Amendments 30
Mulch 200
Perennial Flowering Bushes 200
Total 2986


SUBTOTAL = $3,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Payment Processing Fee of 3%  $90



Thank You!


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