project leader
Charlie H
1649-1799 Weston Avenue
(Niagara Falls)
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the project

Project Green Space will rehabilitate an empty lot and work with impoverished communities to maintain a stable and healthy lifestyle. In an attempt to revitalize neighborhoods, we will continue to work with many different organizations to tackle quality of life issues pertaining to food deserts in Niagara Falls. We will raise the awareness of community members surrounding food deserts and host seminars to teach healthy eating habits and different ways to form a stable community. This will include education on gardening, recycling, bring new life to empty lots, fields, street corners, and buildings.

My project will not only bring food to our community, it will build community relations. Eventually, the project hopes to become self-sufficient by selling produce from the community garden to collect funds to reinvest in more neighborhood projects.

the steps

We have secured a prospective lot through Greenprint Niagara for a community garden. Through Create a Healthier Niagara Falls and ioby resources, we will build and plant a community garden with local volunteers. We would like to add benches and other things to beautify the space. Once the garden is built, we will also use the space to host educational classes and events for youth. These events will be ongoing and available to the Niagara Falls community. 

why we're doing it

Project Green Space addresses both issues of blight in the built environment and food access issues. We will do this by rebuilding and beautifying a vacant space, and by providing and educating people with healthy food. 


Disbursed Budget:

RAISED = $1,250.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $35.39

Most of the money raised will go toward youth gardener stipends, any leftover for art and gardening supplies or refreshments

$1,100 for youth stipends

$79 for special event costs

Original Budget:

SUBTOTAL = 4,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $120

$2,000 youth stipends
$500 Gardening supplies
$500 landscaping 
$1,000 special Events/ healthy food seminar


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