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Vikki Ayanna J
7341-45 Kelly Street
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the project


Sankofa Village Community Garden will carryout the spirit of the mission intended in the initial project proposed.   Sankofa Village Community Garden's goal is to eradicate the Food Apartheid that exists with the community.  To rekindle the intergenerational atmosphere and to engage and provide the community to benefit from food self-sufficiency. 


 In order to promote a more sustainable community and to encourage the responsibility of global citizenship, we the people of Homewood unite to focus on the environment as an important social issue, we propose to create an Urban Organic Farm in Homewood. The Organic Urban farm will benefit community members in several ways, first by introducing urban farming and the process of growing foods in our community. Secondly, the agricultural project will provide new opportunities for training dislocated and unemployed community members by providing valuable life transforming skills in all aspects of agricultural farming. The emphasis of skills will be placed in organic farming, farm maintenance operations, a farmer’s market and food security. Our goal is engage, educate and train community members in hands on applications into farming. We want to educate community members about the health-related benefits that stem from the practice of sustainable communities. Our plan is to have the farm producing vegetables by spring 2012 and to continue to expand the project into a permanent fixture in Homewood, contributing significantly to Urban Farming. 

the steps

 Phase of the Development

Start the community Urban Organic Farm with the participation of community members, activist, leaders and organizations in Community thru support.

  • Recruit Farmer to help
  • Plant and grow fresh produce by spring 2012
  • Start a community farmers market in Homewood.
  • Turn vacant lots into farming areas
  • Build a Homewood task force of community members for food security
  • Secure Funding for the Farm Project by investigating all possible resource.

Basic Outline for Starting the farm

  1. Get Permission from the City to Use or Lease land lots
  2. Do a soil survey
  3. Conduct land survey of boundaries for zoning and for farming purposes
  4. Find and look at water drainage and uses needed for farm
  5. Begin a compost site and or find donated resources for compost
  6. Build a green house
  7. Worm bin
  8. Due soil remediation
  9. Purchase or receive donations for supplies and materials needed for growing.  Eg - Seeds, forks, spades, wheelbarrows, etc.                                                                                                     

why we're doing it

Sankofa Village Community Garden's vision is to create communities where every child, adult, and senior does not have to leave their communities to get fresh produce, jobs, or education. We want to show that by turning to the skills and knowledge within our communities, change is possible.


Core Values

Homewood Urban Organic Farm will promote:

  • Environmental responsibility in global citizenship
  • Sustainable agriculture in organic farming
  • Community engagement and development
  • Food access and security
  • Interactive learning
  • Create a Farmers Market here in Homewood
  • The rebuilding of the Homewood community
  • To replace some of the negative attitudes and social disparities associated with poverty in our community




70%,30% Compost Delivery for Garden $207.73

TOTAL RAISED = $225.00
less ioby Platform Fee waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $10.71
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $6.55




Homewood Agricultural Budget

Each Price QTY Total

Tine Bow Rake 33.00

Forge Garden Hoe 48.00

shovel  30.00

ploy tray 70.00

Trowel 40.00

cultivator 40.00

bucket 26.00

Manure Fork 105.00

Steel Rakes 8.00

Pruners 36.00

Stakes 30.00

sisals 26.00

garden twine 28.00

30 gal lawn bags 28.00

natural burlap 23.00

cub cadet 4 cycle cultivator 299.00

rain barrels 294.00

Hoses 72.00

top soil  40

limited liability insurance for Urban farm 500.00 Quote from Home Depot

Project total = $2000 ioby fee = 8% = $160 Total to raise = $2160


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