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Jennifer S
4523 Elvis Presley Blvd
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Clean Up!

the project

The Healing Cathedral Christian Church is currently revitalizing a park area. We will also engage people, families, other non-profits, and businesses in the community to build and maintain a community garden.


A. Increase access to healthy, fresh food.

B. Provide exercise for people within a wide range of physical ability.

C. Enhance relationships with people in the community.

D. Beautify the neighborhood

the steps


1. Clean up brush, leaves, and any debris in the area. 

2. Sketch a garden layout..

3. Purchase materials for raised beds. 

4. Build raised beds. 

5. Fill raised beds with soil.

6. Plant seeds. 


1. Purchase park benches, grills, and recycle station for community use.

2. Install park benches, grills, and recycle station with cement. 

why we're doing it

The Whitehaven community does not have a community garden. Many families living in the community would like to grow some of their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Some want to save money on their food bills. Others like the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of homegrown produce. And for many, gardening is a relaxing way to exercise and enjoy being out-of-doors. There are also families from other cultures who would like to grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket. 

They have been proven as tools to reduce neighborhood crime--particularly when vacant, blighted lots are targeted for garden development. Community gardens provide safe, recreational green space in urban areas with little or no parkland, and can contribute to keeping urban air clean. 


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4.11.16):

RAISED = $2,900.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $83.45

Park Bench -1400 (2 @ $700 ea)
Grill - 600 (1 @ $600 ea)
Raised Beds Building Materials - 781.55
TOTAL - 2781.55


Park Bench 750 2 1500
Recycle Station 250 1 250
Small Grill (300 sq ft) 240 3 720
Soil 100 2 200
Raised Beds Building Materials 230 1 230
Plant Materials 100 1 100
Concrete Mix 50 1 50

SUBTOTAL = $3,050
ioby Platform Fee $35
Payment Processing Fee of 3%  $92



Clean Up!

Today we had part I of our clean up for the garden area! Thanks to you and partners like Memphis City Beautiful for making this project possible!

Green UP (Day 1)

Thank you for getting us off to a great start! Day 1 you helped raise 18% of our goal. Every dollar counts. . . 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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