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Melina M
Orange Road
New Jersey (Montclair and Bloomfield NJ)
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Thank You!

the project

Help the 3rd Annual Guerrilla Gardening Project reach even more neighbors in Montclair and Bloomfield!

Guerrilla Gardening; building an edible landscape one plant at a time.

The Guerrilla Gardening project intends to do the following:

  • Empower individuals and families to grow their own food using organic and sustainable gardening methods.
  • Involve existing Guerrilla Gardeners, and provide training and resources to new individuals, families, and communities.
  • Promote awareness and lifestyle changes leading to better health and sustainability outcomes.
  • Build an edible landscape

The Guerrilla Gardening project makes growing your own produce easy, accessible, fun, and affordable. Using organic and sustainable gardening methods, we focus on building an edible and sustainable landscape by empowering people with the knowledge, tools, and resources to grow their own. In addition, we harness the collective strength of the community to address food concerns about access, health, and environmental sustainability.

Guerrilla Gardening opens the path to lifestyle changes for better heath and sustainability outcomes.  Since it’s inception in 2013, over 1500 people and families have directly benefited from 7500+ edible plants that were successfully grown and distributed to the Guerrilla Gardening project. As our number of participants and partnerships increase, our goals for this year include: to build upon our success from previous years, expand our reach, and develop additional self-sustaining communities.  We are looking for funding from our community for our community.

the steps

First, we distribute seeds, materials, and instructions to our Pioneer Planters. Once seedlings sprout, 'foster parents' join in to help nurture the young plants. We partner with local organizations including community farms, gardens, schools and soup kitchens.

Plants and seeds are distributed (along with gardening guides) to Guerrilla Growers at our community swap a fabulous fun half-day event.  Our plants find new homes all over the community from private homes, to schools, to community gardens, etc. We hold trainings, and culminate with our harvest festival, where we share our story, recipes, and tastings of food from ingredients anyone can grow.


April 11th - Seed handout

June 6th - Plant Swap

October 11th - Harvest Festival

To support and ensure that all costs associated with the upcoming Guerrilla Gardening project are fully met, our crowdfunding effort will finalize on June 6th, 2015.

why we're doing it

Based on the simple premise that starting seeds from a packet yields a surplus of young seedlings, Guerrilla Gardening harnesses collaborative power to distribute these seedlings to new gardeners while building an edible and sustainable landscape in the process. 

Once people are empowered to grow their own food, they start thinking about food options beyond the garden, the health impacts of what they eat and the environmental impacts of using pesticides and herbicides at home and in agriculture.

Eating fresh grown produce also promotes eating more fresh fruiti and vegetables because it tastes so good. Once someone has tasted a freshly picked tomato, or a child has eaten a pea they have grown themselves, food is never the same again!

The simplicity of this idea has captured the imagination of literally hundreds of people.  From this one little idea, Guerrilla Gardening addresses food access, sustainable growing practices, and the critical concern of obesity and other food-related illnesses.



Disbursement budget:


Revised Budget for Guerrilla Gardening:  
Garden/Growing Materials – $3,125.34 (including spring houses) $3125.34
Seed and Plant Materials – $1,200 $1200.00
Curriculum Development – $2,000 $2000.00
Online toolkit design, devpt and website $3500.00
Harvest Festival – $600 $600.00
Coordinator – $2,000 $2000.00
2nd site coordinator $1000.00
Marketing and Printing – $300 $300.00
Research and exchange with Cuba Urban agriculture, permaculture, neighborhood and home gardens programs for innovation, robustness and further expansion of Guerrilla Harvest $4000 $4000.00
social media coordinator $500.00
alternative growing systems and media pilots $1000.00
SUBTOTAL $19225.34

RAISED = $20,200.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $933.83
less 3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $5.83
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $19,225.34


Original budget:

Garden/Growing Materials - $1,700

Seed and Plant Materials - $1,000

Harvest Festival - $600

Coordinator - $1,600

Marketing and Printing  - $250

SUBTOTAL = 5,150
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $258
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $155



Thank You!


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