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Kelli P
1307B S. Agnew
(Stockyards City)
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the project

Stockyards City: the birthplace of urban agriculture.  Literally founded overnight, it was home to packing houses and millions of head of cattle, hogs, sheep, horses and mules for decades, as well as the folks that worked tirelessly to feed a growing nation.  Though the livestock numbers have decreased over the years, that same hardworking spirit and grit still exists here today, and our residents still need to eat.

Stockyards City is truly a "city within a city".  Home to two shelters, a fire station, Fraternal Order of Police, a metropolitan library, and residents that fall below the poverty line, it is time for us to provide a means to help our residents.  Since Stockyards City does not have a grocery store, creating community gardens will help to eradicate hunger. 

the steps

February 1, 2018   Begin dirtwork

February 15, 2018  Raised beds installed

March 1, 2018  Irrigation line installed

March 15, 2018  Early season plants in ground

April 1, 2018  Greenhouse completed

April 15, 2018  Plantings/harvesting continue through September

June  Begin classes in garden

why we're doing it

With the nearest grocery almost three miles away, Stockyards City is a food desert.  By creating partnerships, these community gardens can provide nutrition, learning opportunities, beautification to the area, and continue to foster the community spirit that Stockyards City is known for. 


Disbursed Budget

Raised = $7,460.00
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $216.26
Total to Disburse = $7,208.74
Garden Tools-500
Raised Beds-1500
6 month water bill-400

Original Budget

Garden Tools-500


Raised Beds-1500




6 month water bill-400

Subtotal = $7,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3% $210
Total to raise = $7,245



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