project leader
Michelle C
377 East 160th
latest update rss
No updates yet.

the project

Through our project children will learn to grow, cook, and eat healthy foods, with ingredients they may not have been previously exposed to. when kids receive hands-on cooking guidance and are encouraged to try new things, they will likely influence their peers, share these recipes at home, and ask their parent/guardian to purchase more veggies in general. This program will change family eating habits and decrease the chance of illnesses caused by poor nutritional choices. We will also raise the consciousness of local kids and families regarding their choice to eat locally sourced foods. They not only will support local farmers, but also will Step 5: Tell us about your project idea decrease the environmental impacts of eating out of season produce. Children will become ‘nutrition ambassadors’ to their peers and families, and change family eating habits. The excess food raised by the children will be distributed at our local food pantry, and the recipes that they cook in garden kids cook workshops will be shared with the many visitors who frequent the garden during those hours. We aim to model a participatory community food justice model to meet the food needs of our neighbors. We have many garden members and host thousands of visitors per year. We hope our local community gardeners, guests. and program participants choose to ‘eat local’, grow more food, share with their neighbors, contribute cultural recipes, and bring our nutrition and food justice literature to their homes, gardens, schools, and organizations.

the steps

we will divide the work into months and workshop 

  • build four new raise beds 
  • start growing our vegetable and herbs by May 
  • host education workshop about why we grow our own food 
  • host cooking demos 

why we're doing it

Needs in our community are safe spaces for kids to play and learn. This neighborhood lacks open space where the youth can interact with agriculture and have power over what grows. We have a large immigrant population. They live in fear because they do not know their rights or


We are looking to raise 3000.00 we will be buying 

  • Vegetable start  - 400.00 
  • Cooking demo workshop  500.00
  • supplies for workshop like chef hats, apron, serves tools, table -500.00
  • buying fruit and more vegetable - 200.00
  • Raise bed kits -1400.00

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $160
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


Sorry, but this project doesn't have any updates yet.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


No donors yet. Make a contribution and be the first!