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Detroit Peppers, Daniel S
6126 Selkirk
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the project

The past four years has been spent growing Detroit Peppers. Between the months of April and September I spend about 15-20 hours operating my business in addition to my other responsibilities, day job, family, etc. On average I spend about 4-5 hours a week weeding the sites Detroit Peppers operates. This is a lot of time, so I have been researching ways to get this down to about 0-2 hours a week. One way to accomplish this goal is to use a flame weeder. A flame weeder is a piece of equipment that allows you to burn weeds as they start to germinate. It also helps break down material in the soil that allows plants to flourish.

the steps

Once we raise our half of the money through ioby we will be matched by the Growing Communities Grant. The next day this happens we will order the flame weeder, so we can use immediately upon arrival. Once it arrives we will take a picture and submit the receipts to the Eastern Market Corporation for reimbursement. We will also send a thank you to everyone who helped make this happen through our growing online networks.

why we're doing it

Our community of Hamtramck and its surrounding blocks in Detroit are diverse, made up of many different people, religions, and languages. Many of these people and families are attempting to overcome enormous obstacles necessary for them to thrive. Often the youth become overlooked with parents working two jobs or little to no English. We are working to grow our business, so we can continue to use it as a tool to influence and mentor youth in entrepreneurship, leadership, and healthy lifestyles habits.


Disbursed Budget:

RAISED = $484.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $14.10

Original Budget: 

$279 flame weeder

$59 squeeze valve

$119 propane cylinder

$13 shipping and taxes

Project subtotal = $470
ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $14
Total to raise on ioby= $484



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