The Grow Hope Urban Youth Farm launched in the summer of 2014 and it was awesome! We spaded up hundreds of square feet for cultivation next year. We are ready to teach Chattanoogans how to grow their own food- From starting seeds to making compost to planting and harvesting, marketing and operating a farmstand! We are also ready to spark the conversation about issues of food justice in low-income neighborhoods of our city where so many urban residents lack access to fresh, local, nutritious food.
Your street address should not determine the amount of nutrition available to your household. Everyone in the city, no matter what neighborhood you live in should have a choice in what they want to buy and serve to their family. With no grocery store within miles of your house, you have no choice. That's an injustice. By providing even one little farmstand for neighbors to come to and buy culturally appropriate, locally grown fresh food is one small step toward justice.
We need to raise some funds and this is where you come in with your tax-deductible contribution is an investment in food security for Chattanooga.
Your donation helps us:
-Build a commercial scale aquaponics greenhouse
-Purchase fish to start the opperation
-Recruit local farmpreneurs
-purchase all the materials and seed for our greenhouse training operation,
- increase our capacity to collect rainwater and install a solar-powered drip irrigation system;
-increase the capacity of our composting operation to ensure good fertile growing soil;
Fund us! Grow hope!
- Lauren Haynes
- Michael Hodge
- Brandy Richmond
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