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April H
2124 Mapes Avenue
(The Bronx)
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Workday #1 - June 14

the project

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Mapes Avenue Garden is an intergenerational safe space for the Crotona Community. Mapes Avenue Garden Rebuild is series of workday that will take place early Summer 2022. We are repairing all the vegetable beds, installing a compost system, purchasing garden equipment and fund community education workshops.

the steps

  • First we will focus on repairing all the vegetable beds - late May early June.
  • Next we will partner with Green Feen Organic to educate the community about Bokashi composting and install a new compost system.
  • Through out July and August, we will bring in local artists to do workshops in the garden. 
  • Along the way we hope to refence the flower garden at the entrance and have a cookout or two.

why we're doing it

There is no-one really teaching youth about nature, conservation efforts or providing a safe place for them to interact with our elders. We live in a crowded, concrete jungle, where hungry developers are out on the prowl for vacant property. That is why it is very important to properly manage community gardens. Mapes Avenue Garden has historically been deeply rooted in neighborhood development and advocacy. I enjoy gardening and see what a difference community advocacy can make in our environment. I want to preserve this garden for the next generation, thank you for your support.


Disbursed budget 08.10.22:

Lumber, $1000.00

Soil, compost, plants and landscaping cost* $275.00

Compost System $350.00

Tent, weights, table etc. $520.00

Little Free Library $260.00

Workshops Materials $300.00

Food for Workday $180.00

Stipends $222.94

= $3,107.94

TOTAL RAISED = $3,324.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $166.20
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $49.86


Original Budget:

Lumber for vegetable beds $1000 

Plants $100

Compost system $2200

Tent, weights, etc. $400

Landscaping (including wood chipping, tree cutting, and mulch delivery) $2100

Little Free Library $260

Community workshops $275

Food for volunteers $180

Misc. materials such as paint, trowels, and bokashi $100 

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $354
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

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. Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects.


Workday #1 - June 14

Join in the fun, the work and the eating as we rebuild the vegetable beds at Mapes Avenue Community Garden. 

Please feel free to see me about  harvesting some of our blooming herbs. I will have pruners and containers.

Tasks including: 

- Building 15 garden beds, two double raised to be ADA accessible

- Weeding the Flower Beds

- Painting Signs 

- Eating good BBQ and roasted corn

Work Day 1 of 3


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Joy R.
  • April H.
  • Brenda Johnson
  • Ezra M.
  • A librarian and composter
  • Daniel M.
  • E H.
  • Kendra J.
  • Katherine S.
  • Annette T.
  • gladys S.
  • A S.
  • Lystria Hurley
  • Elsa L.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • E H.
  • Sam H.
  • Tish C.
  • Anonymous