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Kendall M
951 Chelsea
(Smokey City)
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the project

Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School broke ground for the school/community garden in May of 2014. The foods that are harvested from the garden are for the students and the community at large. It is our wish to educate our students about different recipes that they can use at home with their families.

the steps

While in the classroom setting, students will learn about the food growing process from the seed to harvesting. The students will journal their experiences throughout the process. Once the fruits and vegetables are harvested, the students will participate in a series of taste tests where they will prepare no heat dishes.

why we're doing it

Most urban neighborhoods in Memphis don’t have access to a traditional grocery store that offers fresh and affordable food. The Klondike-Smokey City community where Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School is located is no exception to this fact. Studies show that people who live in communities without supermarkets, often dubbed food deserts, have higher rates of obesity, diabetes, renal failure, cardiovascular disease and other diet-related health problems. Through our Kids Kreative Kooking Klub we will address these issues that plague the students we serve at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School.


20 - Aprons $60

15 - Child Safe Cutting Boards with knife $150

1 – Set of kitchen knives $50

4 - Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls $40

4 - Stainless Steel Measuring Cups $40

4 - Wooden Mixing Spoons $40

1 - Immersion/ Stick Blender $30

1 - Spatula $8

1- Tong $7

2- Cooking Mitt $20

4 - Sponges $10

1 – Case of Dish soap $20

1 – Case of hand sanitizer $20

10 Apple Slicers $100

5 Juicers $100

3 Table covers $30

1 food processor $40

1 case of paper portion cups $85

1 case of 12 oz foam bowls $50

$ 900.00


ioby Platform Fee  waived
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) for citizen philanthropy (half of budget) $14



RAISED = $1,584.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 less 3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $45.12




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