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Obalaye M
4981 Winton rd
(Winton Hills )
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the project

Winton Hills Historical Society is working to:

  • Reconnect residents to the agricultural heritage of the Winton Hills Community through building out community garden space in the Winton Hills Community (which is 90% public housing)
  • Collect the history of the Winton Hills Community to tell and preserve our stories through a physical community history timeline to be installed in the community garden space.

The “Society” has a sense of purpose and a vision for the future of our beloved community. As you may know, the Winton Hills Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history and culture of our neighborhood.

Over the past three years, we have faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic, but we have remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission. Despite the limitations on public gatherings, we have found innovative ways to connect with our community through online events and workshops. We have also opened our doors to the members with a focus on safe, fun, and entertaining gatherings in our public spaces within the Winton Hills Community.

However, we cannot do this alone. We need the support of our local businesses, supporters, and potential sponsors to implement this project.  Your contribution can make a significant impact on the preservation of our community’s Agrarian history, and the growth of our urban agriculture programs throughout the community.

Your donation will help us:

  • Create and maintain our community garden space
  • Conduct educational workshops on community gardening
  • Hold events in the community garden space
  • Preserve our community's history for future generations with our Winton Hills Community History Timeline

The history and significance of Black neighborhoods has historically been ignored and we aim to make our community garden space a place that also preserves the community's history and highlights the contributions of Black people in Winton Hills. We are committed to creating a better future, but we cannot do it without you. Please join us in this important work by making a donation today. Thank you for your consideration and support.

the steps

In ten weeks of programming we will:

  • Build out a community garden space and to learn, document and preserve the history of Winton Hills. We will be doing this by creating an immersive community history timeline within new community garden space. This community garden space will help increase access to fresh and nutritious food for our neighbors. Winton Hills is a food desert. The community garden space will also help build ownership within the community of the food sources available.
  • Capture the community history of Winton Hills and its residents. Participants will have the opportunity to understand how to use government, and church records, newspaper archives and DNA testing to rebuild the fractured community history
  • Celebrate the community timeline and garden spaces with a celebration at the community garden open to the community.

Outreach begins in March

Classes run April - June.

Join us in this journey and become a part of the vibrant Winton Hills community movement!

why we're doing it

About the Winton Hills community.

The Winton Hills community, like many others, has faced numerous challenges over the years, including disparities caused by racial, economic, and environmental discrimination. Residents have experienced the affects of these disparities firsthand, from limited access to resources to inadequate healthcare and almost zero engagement in the surrounding farmland. However, The Winton Hills Historical Society is committed to making a positive impact on these disparities through community engagement, education and reconnection to our food systems through building community gardens, and preservation and promotion of the area’s rich agricultural history through a physical community history timeline.



Final budget


$1871.50 - March 2024 fundraising event

TOTAL RAISED = $1,900.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $28.50

Original budget


  • Program support:
    • Outreach to community members about the community garden
    • Education classes for community members on raised bed gardening
    • Support to residents for creating Physical Community History Timeline
      • Printing (flyers and education materials): $300
      • Food and Drinks for classes on research to build community history timeline: $400
      • Community Celebration Supplies: $500
  • Materials for Raised Beds and Community History Timeline
    • 20 raised bed kits: $4,400
    • soil: $300
    • compost: $300
    • seeds: $150
    • plants: $400
    • printing of timeline materials: $100
    • laminating: $100
    • Timeline materials- $500


  • Community Workers stipend to build out garden beds $775
  • Community Workers stipend for creation and installation of community history timeline $775
  • Program Manager stipend for overall project $1,000

TOTAL: $10,000

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 5% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 3% $152.28
TOTAL TO RAISE $10,152.28
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.



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  • Obalaye M.