Green Entrepreneurial Center Community Gardens
Our Community Gardens at the Community Action Organization headquarters have been a well-received addition to our neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Our project has become so popular, in fact, that we are in constant need of expansion to meet the high demand for additional garden space. In addition to upgrading the 27 (4x8’) beds we manage currently, we would love to add an additional 5-10 beds to provide additional space for gardeners who are elderly or disabled in our community, and would like a place to grow food with us and have a good time.
The primary goal of our broader organization is to fight poverty in the Western New York community. In our smaller local community, our Community Action Gardens provide seniors, and those who need assistance, the help and resources that they require to grow healthy nutritious food. We produce compost on site for their needs, and provide tillage and irrigation. In addition to the many that already benefit from this community project, we wish to provide this service to an additional 10-20 elderly or disabled individuals in the upcoming year. In short, we hope to provide an easy spot to grow healthy food for family and friends, to those most in need of this service.
A full Sow It Forward grant from Kitchen Gardeners International would benefit our organization immensely, helping to cover the material expense of making new raised beds, and ensuring that we have enough tools on site for everybody to use. The vegetable seed package, from the Ark Institute, would be to the delight of many of our gardeners. Just choosing the seeds would be a great opportunity for them to get together, and talk about shared plans for the growing season. Thank you for offering this funding and assistance.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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