Square Foot Gardening for the RRV

$862 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 29 months
My name is Brian Fuder and I am working on helping those with phycial and mental disabilities get outside and garden. I have devleoped a hadicapped accessible elevated garden that allows people with mobility issues, wheel chair bound or just have trouble getting down to do things in the garden that they used to do and no longer can enjoy. My gardens can be placed outside the door so they are easily accessible and also make great peices to place under windows so that you can enjoy your beautiful garden from the comfort of your own chair. 



With the help of your much appreciated donations, I intend to provide 25 of these elevated gardens to those in need that would benefit from them. I not only will provide the beds, but also the potting mix (a special blend) the plants and seeds but also a regular visit with the gardener to assist with what ever needs arise, even if it just a coversation in the warmth of the sun or coolness of the shade.

The benefits of gardening can be so wonderful, a recent article links gardening to lessoning the effects of dementia. It is also a great way and motivator to get people outside where they can enjoy the fresh air, warm sun, and all that Mother Nature has to offer. 

Another benefit of the Square Foot Garden is that you can grow plants and/or vegetables. This allows the gardener the option of having fresh flowers and vegetables on thier tables all throughout the growing season.

I am the only Certified Square Foot Garden Instrucctor in the upper part of Mn and all of ND. I suuport the mission that Mel Bartholomew started back in the 1970's. I am also a trainer on the John Maxwell Team and provide leadership, growth, motivational, and coaching on the personal level. I love to visit with people and bring a smile to thier faces. Being able to share time in the garden with others is something special that not everyone gets to experience.

My goal and passion is to be able to supply my gardens to those who would benefit most from it. Along with the garden, I would provide training, education, and assistance in the setup, planting, maintenance and harvest of the gardens, not to mention companionship and a caring heart.

The money that I am asking for is to be able to purchase the materials to build the gardens, supply the soil mix, and to purchase pants and seeds for those recieving their gardens. Also I need to be able to offset some of my personal costs such as gas and teaching materials that need to be printed.

WIth the gardening season soon upon us I would like to get started right away so that people will be fully able to enjoy thier gardens this summer. I have been funding this project completely as of now with funds I recieved from my 21 years as a volunteer fireman in Breckenridge, MN. I have done much but more needs to be done.

My purpose and mission in life is to be able to add value to all, to positivley touch the hearts and souls of as many people as I can and do this all with a caring spirit that comes from a loving God.

Please feel free to contact me or check out my facebook page at Square Foot Gardening for the Red River Valley or my website at www.squarefootgardeningfortheredrivervalley.com

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Brian L. Fuder
"Keep Those FIngers Dirty"
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On May 14th I will be placing, planting, and teaching the children, parents, and staff of Moorhead Head Start. We will be placing six elevated gardens for the children all as a part of a donation from the FM Awesome Foundation.

Thanks all!!
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Wednesday will be a great gardening day as I get to work with the children of Moorhead ECFE. We will build raised bed gardens and talk about the need for sunshine, drainage, and soil.
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Some of the donated gardens that you have helped to support.
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So far this spring, your generous donations have provided gardens to several folks within the region. When we take our ability and mobility for granted it is hard to understand just what we have until it is lost. My mission is to help as many as I can be able to enjoy the benefits that gardening offers. I appreciate your support.

Brian
"Keep Those Fingers Dirty!"
Through your generosity, hope is given.
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Angie Vanyo
29 months ago

so so proud of you brian! Can't wait to see this explode ♥

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$862 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 29 months
Created March 31, 2016
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Kathy Marquette
15 months ago

Outstanding ideas with SFG, Brian! Best of luck to you and all who dig in the dirt!

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Penne Ard
25 months ago

Beautiful campaign, Brian! :-) Mel inspired us to share his original "Hero Garden" project (wheelchair-accessible) first started at the Veterans Hospital in Utah years ago. Excited to bring your terrific "Garden in a Box" (Square Inch Gardening) to the students of our homeschool co-op, too!! Cheers ~ Penne & the Carolina CanDo! Crew

NJ
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NoMo Farmers Market Donation Jar
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donation jar from NoMo Farmer's Market

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Carrie Leopold
27 months ago

So proud of you for doing this! I can't wait for the square foot gardening camp to begin!

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Angie Vanyo
29 months ago

so so proud of you brian! Can't wait to see this explode ♥

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