project leader
Kofi T
location
50 Goodwin Place
(Brooklyn)
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the project

We are expanding on our mission to transform and unite 4 Green Spaces on neighboring blocks in Brooklyn. We had a very successful fundraiser and we want your support to increase our impact.  We are continuing to support and activate a historic artist community garden, a small farm, a school's garden and a Senior Citizen garden. Our neighbors have suffered physically due to the pandemic, a lack of access to healthy food and an inability to be mobile. We have suffered traumas due to isolation, fear and loss of loved ones. We need change, we need to heal.

We are going to unite in a collective effort to rehabilitate our green spaces and in the process reunite our community. We will build the spaces together, bridging people from different streets and cultural backgrounds. The spaces will then serve the public good in a number of ways including Workshops, Access to healthy locally grown organic food, Art therapy through music and painting, and providing a safe place to share our stories and find strength in each other.

One of our initiatives is clean energy to reduce our carbon footprint. The energy system will be an educational resource for local schools, Benefit the air quality in our area that causes high rates of childhood asthma and hopefully inspire other spaces to move away from fossil fuels.

Read more about our dream in the BK Reader: https://bkreader.com/2021/06/21/dream-for-a-bushwick-block-four-gardens-united-stronger-together/

the steps

Since we surpassed our original $32,000 fundraising goal, our next step is to fund workshops in the arts and environmental education. 

why we're doing it

Our project will have a generational impact on the future of the blocks by learning from our social, economical and environmental past. Socially we are a diverse neighborhood with many of us coming from cultures with big families that took care of each other. Got together socially for a good time, and when we needed each other's help. Economically we've had to pay a high price for fresh food that many of us cannot afford. We will give people free food as well as the knowledge and resources to grow their own food making us more financially independent. Our neighborhood has been a victim of overdevelopment by large corporations at the cost of the environment and our health. We will preserve our green spaces, plant more vegetables, flowers and trees. And what we do, the example that we set, the energy that we generate, is contagious and more people will become environmentally conscious and change their environment.

budget

For the next phase of our fundraiser, we want to focus on being able to fund events that blend the arts and environmental education. We're raising money for performances, promotion and marketing materials, and any materials we'd need for interactive workshops



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $2,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $109
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$65
TOTAL TO RAISE= $2,174

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.

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photos

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donors

  • Morgan E.
  • julia w.
  • Anonymous
  • Farm School NYC