Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money for the College Area Community Garden. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause which means so much to me and is a place where regular people go to grow healthy food for themselves.
Established as a community based organic garden/urban farm in 2012, the garden is a registered non-profit which is 100% run by volunteers. After years of work by our members and ongoing help from over 1,700 outside volunteers and supporters, we have a network of raised beds and related areas which foster a greater sense of community right in the middle of San Diego.
The garden is sustained in part by charging a very low yearly fee for our 100 raised garden beds, by small grants and donations, as well as in-kind labor and material donations. With the help of local subject matter experts such as Master Gardeners of San Diego County, our community garden sponsors educational workshops and hosts classes on organic farming practices, planet friendly agricultural methods, water-wise irrigation and effective rain collection and storage methods. Workshops and classes promote healthy soils, water, food crops and eco-systems. Our efforts are coordinated with other local and regional community gardens as well as local, state and federal agencies.
We are in need of financial assistance for two pressing reasons. First,
we need to augment our dwindling "lease fee offset fund" so we can bring in as many more financially challenged neighbors as possible to learn about and grow healthy veggies for themselves.Second,
since financial assistance from agencies is very hard to obtain, we need your help to raise funds for unfunded projects such as: adding more storage space specifically for our gardeners; more shade for relief from the hot sun; complete our pumping system for 4,000 gallons of captured rainwater; add a stable path for our members needing special access; plant and maintain many more wildflowers to benefit our pollinator insects; add more seating and table areas for workshops; create a living wall of vegetable plants; install signage which will educate gardeners and all visitors regarding native plant life being preserved onsite; to plant more fruit trees; etc.
Please help out by sending in your contribution today. It is normally fully tax-deductible since the garden is a California registered charitable non-profit organization. All proceeds are used for garden projects, maintenance and improvements. No funds are used for salaries. Thank you. www.collegeareagarden.org