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Shanthia S
11473 Findlay
(Eastside of Detroit)
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the project

Our community is in need of a communal green space that can serve as a source of fresh produce, outdoor education, and social engagement. In order to meet this need, we propose the creation of a community garden in Detroit, which would be open to all community members who wish to participate.


the steps

The garden is growing a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are suited to the local climate and soil conditions. We are using organic and sustainable gardening practices, and offering workshops on composting, pest control, and soil health. We promote healthy eating habits and food security in our community. Creating a space for outdoor education, where community members can learn about sustainable gardening practices and environmental stewardship. Encourage social engagement and community building through shared gardening experiences.


why we're doing it

Community garden programs not only promote healthy lifestyles in children but have also been shown to improve children's behavior and performance at school and improve their attitudes about and appreciation for the environment. Gardens serve as great outdoor classrooms for any number of subjects, including science and ecology, math, creative writing, and art. Community gardens are wonderful spaces for kids with different learning styles and abilities to work in groups and engage in hands-on, cross-disciplinary education.

  1. Social benefits: By creating a space where children and families can come together to read and learn, a reading readiness garden project can foster a sense of community and promote social interaction. This can help to reduce social isolation and loneliness, which can have negative impacts on mental health and well-being.

  2. Educational benefits: The project can provide access to books and educational resources, which can improve literacy skills among children and adults in the community. This can help to improve educational outcomes, reduce the achievement gap, and increase economic opportunities.

  3. Economic benefits: The project can create jobs and stimulate economic growth by hiring local workers to build and maintain the garden. It can also attract visitors to the area, which can boost local businesses and generate revenue.

  4. Environmental benefits: The project can promote sustainable practices such as composting, rainwater harvesting, and organic gardening, which can help to reduce waste, conserve resources, and improve the local environment. This can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of residents and wildlife in the area.

Overall, a community reading readiness garden project can be a powerful tool for addressing a range of social, economic, and environmental issues in a neighborhood or city. Providing a space for learning, socializing, and connecting with nature, can help to build stronger, more resilient communities that are better equipped to tackle the challenges of the future.





Garden Beds/weed barrier fabric - $1000

Storage Shed - $300

Rainwater Collection System - $1100

Supplies/Benches - $400

Bulk Garden Soil - $400   

Garden Tools - $200

Seeds - $185


  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $3,640.00 $3,640.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $54.60 $54.60
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $3,585.40 $3,585.40



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