Funding for Jannah on Grafton

Jannah on Grafton is an initiative to build a stronger, sustainable, and more self-reliant lower Grafton Avenue community through vacant lot activation. Jannah on Grafton is a leased plot, through the City of Newark's Adopt A Lot program, that will be transformed into a community garden. Jannah on Grafton will provide access to healthy food options, urban gardening advocacy, and sustainable education efforts for North Newark residents.

COVID19 has had a huge impact on our ability to secure extra funds for our lot and should our friends, family, and colleagues pull together to support this effort we would be able to continue with our mission to provide quality winter produce for the Grafton Avenue Community. 

Project Goals cross-referenced with the City of Newark's: Master Plan and Sustainability Action Plan

1. Activating Block 771 Lot 50 will afford 20 residents a month the ability to receive fresh, organic, sustainable, produce from a space that once was a haven for blight.

Addresses: Revitalization, Collaboration

2. Improving the curb appeal of Grafton Ave will encourage nearby residents to view the thriving
space as a haven for sustainable food access and cooperative economics, and no longer a space for litter and crime.

This will be achieved through on-going community curated events
focused on urban gardening, advocacy, sustainability education, and block-watching. This effort will be supported by local North Newark organizations and local governments.

Addresses: Safety, Volunteerism, Collaboration

Donations

  • Julien Corbo 
    • $10 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 20 d
  • Robert Deans 
    • $15 
    • 21 d
  • Ayat Biltagi 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
  • Lyneir RICHARDSON 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
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Organizer

Bilal Walker 
Organizer
Newark, NJ
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