SOILdarity Houston: Save our Garden

$10,091 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 137 people in 19 months
“SOILdarity Houston- Help the 5th Ward Garden & Food Co-Op Maintain Self-Determination”

The owners of the property where the garden sits are lifelong residents of the area and were quite gracious to provide this space rent free. It is now time for AAPDEP to take up the mantle of self-determination and purchase this property from the owners while we still can.

We need a total of $10,000 to purchase this property.


What is SOILdarity? It is unity with the land. It is our connection to our environment and ancestors. It is how we feed and heal ourselves as the African working class.


For the past seven years the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden has been a staple in a community that is practically shut off from access to fresh produce.

Located on a 4,950 ft² lot, at 3707 Brill Street in the historic 5th Ward District in Houston, Texas, members of the All African People’s Development Project (AAPDEP) have planted wholesome, nutritious vegetables for the community to consume.


This includes the local senior population who, with the help of our members, harvest the produce free of charge.

The AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden also serves as an educational institution for urban gardening.

We teach students from local middle schools about the art of growing fresh vegetables and reinforce their connection with the land by showing them how to respect and work with it to produce what we need. In addition, the Garden hosts free and safe Halloween parties for the young people and their entire family!



While the AAPDEP 5th Ward Garden has been made possible and currently operates primarily through member-led fundraisers we are now calling on you, the public, to help us purchase the property where our beloved Garden rests.


With your support, the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden has a glowing future ahead – The One Africa, One Nation Marketplace will boast an actual market designed to increase access to healthier living for the community.

Donation Tiers

$20- 500 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction

$50- 200 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction

$100- 100 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction

$200- 50 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction

$500- 20 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction

$1,000- 10 people donating will help us secure this land and avoid eviction


Express your SOILdarity with the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden! Donate today and help spread the word!
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We Saved Our Garden Thanks to You!!

Uhuru

Check out our special thank you video to all of our donors who have supported this campaign! Thanks to you we MET OUR GOAL of $10,000 to secure this land for AAPDEP Houston community garden for African self-reliance and self-determination.

This is a victory for the people!

Thank you for expressing your SOILdarity with AAPDEP and the Houston 5th Ward Community Garden. Thank you for showing your unity with the land, the soil, and our struggle for sustainable development through African self-determination. We are winning!!

Mark your calendars for the AAPDEP 2017 Convention in Hunstville, AL Nov 17-19. You won't want to miss it.

"African Skills for African Liberation"

#OneAfricaOneNation

Uhuru

AAPDEP SOILdarity Committee:
http://developmentforafrica.org/
http://developmentforafrica.org/donate/
https://www.facebook.com/AAPDEP/
https://www.gofundme.com/soildarityhouston
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Uhuru!

Thank you, thank you to ALL of our donors! We have raised $9,310 on our road to securing our Houston community garden for African self-reliance and self-determination.

OUR DEADLINE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN IS TODAY Monday July 24 and we are asking everyone to consider making ONE LAST donation as we are only $690 away from reaching our $10,000 goal!


To assist in meeting our goal, the following local AAPDEP chapters will hold fundraisers this week!

Houston (Car Wash)
St. Louis (Raffle)
Baltimore (Flea Market Sale)
New York (Fish Fry/Raffle)

Please email Aisha@developmentforafrica.org if you want to attend or for more information.

With your help we will secure this victory for AAPDEP and the African community.

Express your SOILdarity and donate now!!

#OneAfricaOneNation
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Thank you to our donors. We are 5 DAYS out and our deadline for this campaign is Monday July 24 (1 week away) and we are asking everyone to consider making a final donation as we are only $1,199 away from reaching our $10,000 goal!

We want to highlight some comments from our donors that really embody AAPDEP's four empowerment categories.

"Balance to Dean's challenge. BLM - Black Land Matters."

"In honor of the Venezuelan workers, peasants and patriots currently involved in a fierce struggle against U.S.Imperialism"

"I am happy that I made this donation. Knowing that our children will have food to eat. That they will learn how to nourish the Earth to grow their own food. This is a real blessing!"


To assist in meeting our goal, the following local AAPDEP chapters will hold fundraisers this week!

Houston
St. Louis
Baltimore
New York

Please email Aisha@developmentforafrica.org if you want to attend or for more information.
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Uhuru!

Check out our special thank you video (facebook.com/HoustonAAPDEP) to all of our donors who have supported this campaign so far! Thanks to you we have raised $8,501 on our road to securing our Houston community garden for African self-reliance and self-determination.

Our deadline for this campaign is Monday July 24 (1 week away) and we are asking everyone to consider making a final donation as we are only $1,499 away from reaching our $10,000 goal!

To assist in meeting our goal, the following local AAPDEP chapters will hold fundraisers this week!

Houston
St. Louis
Baltimore
New York

Please email Aisha@developmentforafrica.org if you want to attend or for more information.

With your help we will secure this victory for AAPDEP and the African community.

Express your SOILdarity by donating today!

#OneAfricaOneNation
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Omowale Kefing
16 months ago
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I am so proud of this organization! The people had faith in the people and they are not being disappointed. AAPDEP seems to have a great future for itself in the struggle for African liberation. A great big shout out to everyone involved in this liberating process!

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Anne Hirsch
15 months ago

Congratulations on your great work AAPDEP! In solidarity with SOILdarity I salute you1 ♥

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Raised by 137 people in 19 months
Created April 17, 2017
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I hope this small donation is the first of many for those who care.

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I love your mission

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Elizabeth Brierre
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In memory of Fifth Ward resident, Ezzell Thomas.

Omowale Kefing
16 months ago
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I am so proud of this organization! The people had faith in the people and they are not being disappointed. AAPDEP seems to have a great future for itself in the struggle for African liberation. A great big shout out to everyone involved in this liberating process!

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Anne Hirsch
15 months ago

Congratulations on your great work AAPDEP! In solidarity with SOILdarity I salute you1 ♥

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