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Yolanda H
265 Edith
(South Memphis)
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the project

I have had a home-based church that has been in this neighborhood for over 30 years.  In 2018, we bought land and became associated with Memphis Tilth. After seeing the community gardens that were springing up around town, we saw that there was a need and an opprtunity to establish a garden and improve our community.


the steps

  1.   Erect the fencing and tool shed.
  2.   Hire a gardener to install the raised beds.
  3.   Hold trainings on working the garden.
  4.   Plant for our first season of crops.

why we're doing it

Our neighborhood is a food desert.  The nearest grocery store is 2 miles away.  But there are over 11 corner stores and 20 gas stations that serve alcohol and unhealthy foods within that 2 mile radius. The community does not have access to fruits and vegetables.  Additionally, the neighborhood suffers from blight and needs to be beautified.  



7 Raised Beds  $1050

Soil  $300

Fertilizer $150

Tools $500

Fencing $500

Labor for Fence Installation $250

Seeds $450

Water Hoses $50

Tool Shed $500

Subtotal $3350


ioby Platform Fee$35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)$181

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%))$54

TOTAL TO RAISE =$3,620.32


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