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Healing Hearts is wanting to build a community garden to feed individual/families in need. During these uncertain times where people have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families.  We are wanting to provide food to the community. Money will go toward buidling the garden. Such as around 8 posts, fencing, gate, materials, soil, and plants. The harvest will be brought to our local food pantry in Worthington MA to feed the community at no cost

I would love to have the funds raised by 5/24/2020 and the project - garden completed by 5/29 and plants in the ground.  I am wanting the majority of the plants in the ground first week in June.  

Tracy McManmon is organizing this project. The photo is a general idea of what we would like to develop but not as elaborate. Looking to put in posts, fencing and the gate. Jackson our neighbor, who also has a  sheep farm will be plowing the field (volunteering this service) for the garden. 

Generalized cost: 
Materials:
Woodend post - (10) 4 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Southern Yellow Pine Timber. $8.00 Each Around $80.00.

Gate: 6 ft. W x 6 ft. H Galvanized Metal Adjustable Single Walk-Through Chain Link Fence Gate $95.00

Fencing: Everbilt 5 ft. x 50 ft. 14-Gauge Galvanized Steel Welded Wire Garden Fence $66.00 a role x 2 rolls $132.00

Soil: Will very on brand. Moo Dirt will be around 6.00 a bag. 50 bags - $300.00

Plants: $300.00 again will depend on wherethese plants are sourced.

Posts -                                       $80.00
Gate -                                        $95.00
Fencing:                                   $132.00
Soil:                                            $300.00
Plants:                                      $300.00
Wood for raised beds     $200.00

General Total                       $1107.00

We are also taking any donations for the projec which will lower the cost.  
Would be very grateful for veg-plant donations and soil. 
The $1,300 will give a little wiggle room to purchase any extra materials as needed and any increase with those materials.

Many ways to contrubute with this project. You can financially donate what you can, you can source/locate plants, network with growers for donations, or donate materials for the project.

Eric from Eric's Great Gardens will be donating some plants.
Medicinal Buddha Garden from the Berkshires will be donating some medicinal plants.
Jeannette H from Worthington donated seeds.
Jackson Mansfield donated his tractor to plow the space

Press - Berkshire Eagle:
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/county-fare-donations-sought-for-hilltown-victory-garden,603933?fbclid=IwAR2RjQ-vxUAftPmFCflWK4O7WCNQUkHBeeiB5YEp7hjO0EYlHkAb6TIL5c4#.XrKnz5BVYvB.facebook
Hilltown Country Journal (no online/link)

Organizer

Tracy McManmon 
Organizer
Worthington, MA

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