Waldo Ave Community Garden

$1,080 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 10 months
Brandy Belenky  JERSEY CITY, NJ
We are the Waldo Ave Community Garden - lovingly nicknamed the Where's Waldo Community Garden.

Located in the hilltop neighborhood of Jersey City NJ we are slowly but surely turning this un-utilized weed and garbage ridden lot into an organic vegetable garden, as well as a community gathering space.

We need your help!

We've graciously received some growing boxes from gardens no longer using them, and our current funds to date have been generated from our garden members.  Funds we've received thus far have gone towards purchasing insurance for the space (a stipulation of our beautification lease) and some basic tools and seeds.  We are short on funds to buy much needed soil and mulch to plant our newly sprouting seedlings, and truely combat the weed overgrowth.

How your donations will be spent:

We currently need roughly 43 cubic yards of mulch, and 12 cubic yards of organic growing soil.  The majority of the funds will be used to get these items to our space.   

Any additional funds will go towards:

tools - rakes, spades etc. 

Fencing - since the lot was full of garbage, we'd like to keep the space nice for any members and a fence will help ensure it is.

Furnishings - Additional gardening boxes, seating, etc.

501c3 - We are currently a NJ non profit corporation - we hope to be able to become a 501c3 federal non profit within the next few years, to allow us access to grants, as well as allow all donations to be tax deductable

We need these funds as soon as possible, so we can get our seedlings in the beds and off to the races.

If you'd like to learn more, see more photos, or sign up for our e-mail list, please check out our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Whereswaldogardenjc/ 

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Update 4
Posted by Brandy Belenky
9 months ago
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Thanks to all your generous donations, we officially have soil!
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Update 3
Posted by Brandy Belenky
10 months ago
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Made lots of progress in the garden this weekend. Here are some new pictures
Beds laid out
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Update 2
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10 months ago
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Here's a picture of the cute garter snake found in the garden this weekend - hopefully eat chows down on all the snails it likes = )
Our Cute Garter Snake!
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Update 1
Posted by Brandy Belenky
10 months ago
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Got some seedlings sprouting in the garden, and some of our gardeners found a garter snake over the weekend!
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$1,080 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 10 months
Created May 19, 2016
KM
$50
Katherine McNamara
5 months ago
LC
$30
Lisa Chambers
9 months ago

This is an AMAZING project. Can't wait to be a part of it!

CB
$20
Chris Baxter
9 months ago
$30
Anonymous
9 months ago
$25
Anonymous
9 months ago
MR
$25
Matt Raoul
9 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
10 months ago
LB
$100
Lindsey Brown
10 months ago
$500
Anonymous
10 months ago
TA
$50
Thomas Andrew
10 months ago

Brandy, thanks for making the world a little greener. Best of luck. Love Mom & Tom

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