EarthMatters ReBuilding Foundations

$420 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 16 months
Go Fund WE!!! Happy Earth & Science Season 2017                                    
The team at EarthMatters has been greening up and cleaning up Nashville since 1991.  Beginning with backyard compost demonstration sites and school/house of worship gardens, we evolved into a network of thousands of gardens and compost sites. We were blessed with a wonderful site in the Sunnyside neighborhood and created about 30, 000 lbs of finished, land sculpted,  compost annually... for 20 years. Our Leaf Lift has gone national with articles in Organic Gardening, EarthLight, the American Community Gardening Association and even on First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Website.
We are at a time in Nashville that it takes a village to provide "unplugged hobbies" and outdoor experiences for both youth and families.                                                         Land grabs, unending towers of condos and "tall and skinnys"  and other challenging issues face our urban core on a regular basis. We have been there to defend what's right and just with regard to food security, green collar jobs, history and eARTh. (See our history page at www.emtn.net).                                                                                Our guiding Patriarch is Dr. Geo. W. Carver of Tuskegee and the science we teach is permaculture.  We manage the Deford Bailey Tribute Rose Garden, Gateway 2 Heritage Green-Ups and Clean-Ups and two worship gardens at Metro. Interdenominational and Dixon UMC on Buchanan.   Your contribution will support these and our most recent endeavors which involve the painting of the buffalo on Buffalo Island on Dickerson Rd. and a fantastic office in the Indoor Grower's World  complex on W. Trinity Lane.                                                                         Your generous donation toward our goal will replace the loss of grant funding directed at projects like ours. Can we count on your village and financial energy to maintain our basic budget through this September? If you can't, we still love you and encourage you to be the eyes, ears and mouth for our Mother Planet aka EARTH.
Toward A Greener Urban Core, from the board and leadership at EarthMatters Tennessee - Gyasi Kellam, Valerie Cole-King, Rowland Huddleston, Farmer Freddie Haddox, Carlton Adkins and Sizwe Herring
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Dear Kindred Muddy Ones! 25 years ago a small team of folks saw the solutions to several urban green "problems" plaguing our urban core.
Here is a short list of our many accomplishments ~
Leaf Lift City-Wide Composting Collections & Backyard Composting Education 1991
Kids To The Country Summer Program 1994
Curby City-Wide Recycling Unveiling with Mayor Purcell 2000
Md TN Teacher of the Year 2002
ReDream Conference Green For All
40th Anniversary of MLK in Memphis, TN 2008
Founded Gateway 2 Heritage in community and at TN State University 2006
Founded the Deford Bailey Tribute Organic Rose Garden & Memorial Trees 2008
Long Haul Award by TN Alliance for Progress 2009
Inducted in the Local Food Hall of Fame 2010
Community Food Advocates Anchor Client 2011
Final Ceremonial Planting at the Carver Park with Nahuatl Farmers 2012
Community Organizer/Mobile Market Coordinator with R.E.A.C.H. (Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health of Meharry Medical College 2015
Garden Installations at METRO Interdenominational Church and Dixon Memorial UMC 2015
Speaker at Black Farmer's Conference in New York 2016
Metro Arts THRIVE Grantee with performances on Dr. Geo. W. Carver 2016
Acquired premiere office space with partners Indoor Growers World, Nashville's premiere Aquaponics & Hydroponics Market 2017
2018+... ?...Well that depends on you! Contribute to our Campaign we call Rebuilding Foundations & Go Fund WE! We are RELAUNCHING and look Forward to seeing your Name and Support for us here asap. We also have a wish list and volunteer sign up at www.emtn.net
Thank you, from the bottom of our roots.
Sizwe
& the Board at EarthMatters Tennessee - G. Kellam, V. Cole-King, C. Adkins, F. Haddox and R. Huddleston
Mel, Brenda, Sizwe and Ronnie Harvesting
Lanny's message...as important as ever!
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Mudkin Matters
10 months ago

Times are a changin'. We must come together and ebb the flow of disrespect for our common Mother. We KNOW the science of climate change and pledge to address what we CAN do. We at New Earth Matters are at a crossroads and we are anxious to see what the next 25 years will bring.

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Mudkin Matters
13 months ago

GofundWE Go Fund WE!!! Happy Earth & Science Season 2017 The team at EarthMatters has been greening up and cleaning up Nashville since 1991. Beginning with backyard compost demonstration sites and school/house of worship gardens, we evolved into a network of thousands of gardens and compost sites. We were blessed with a wonderful site in the Sunnyside neighborhood and created about 30, 000 lbs of finished, land sculpted, compost annually... for 20 years. Our Leaf Lift has gone national with articles in Organic Gardening, EarthLight, the American Community Gardening Association and even on First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Website. We are at a time in Nashville that it takes a village to provide "unplugged hobbies" and outdoor experiences for both youth and families. Land grabs, unending towers of condos and "tall and skinnys" and other challenging issues face our urban core on a regular basis. We have been there to defend what's right and just with regard to food security, green collar jobs, history and eARTh. (See our history page at www.emtn.net). Our guiding Patriarch is Dr. Geo. W. Carver of Tuskegee and the science we teach is permaculture. We manage the Deford Bailey Tribute Rose Garden, Gateway 2 Heritage Green-Ups and Clean-Ups and two worship gardens at Metro. Interdenominational and Dixon UMC on Buchanan. Your contribution will support these and our most recent endeavors which involve the painting of the buffalo on Buffalo Island on Dickerson Rd. and a fantastic office in the Indoor Grower's World complex on W. Trinity Lane. Your generous donation toward our goal will replace the loss of grant funding directed at projects like ours. Can we count on your village and financial energy to maintain our basic budget through this September? If you can't, we still love you and encourage you to be the eyes, ears and mouth for our Mother Planet aka EARTH. Toward A Greener Urban Core, from the board and leadership at EarthMatters Tennessee - Gyasi Kellam, Valerie Cole-King, Rowland Huddleston, Farmer Freddie Haddox, Carlton Adkins and Sizwe Herring

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YJ
$80
Yvonne Joosten
8 months ago

Thank you for your dedication to protecting our local environment.

JM
$50
jennifer miller
15 months ago

Thank you for all you do!!!

BE
$50
Beverly Watson Elam
15 months ago

I am honored to be a part of this important organization.

Mudkin Matters
10 months ago

Times are a changin'. We must come together and ebb the flow of disrespect for our common Mother. We KNOW the science of climate change and pledge to address what we CAN do. We at New Earth Matters are at a crossroads and we are anxious to see what the next 25 years will bring.

+ Read More
Mudkin Matters
13 months ago

GofundWE Go Fund WE!!! Happy Earth & Science Season 2017 The team at EarthMatters has been greening up and cleaning up Nashville since 1991. Beginning with backyard compost demonstration sites and school/house of worship gardens, we evolved into a network of thousands of gardens and compost sites. We were blessed with a wonderful site in the Sunnyside neighborhood and created about 30, 000 lbs of finished, land sculpted, compost annually... for 20 years. Our Leaf Lift has gone national with articles in Organic Gardening, EarthLight, the American Community Gardening Association and even on First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Website. We are at a time in Nashville that it takes a village to provide "unplugged hobbies" and outdoor experiences for both youth and families. Land grabs, unending towers of condos and "tall and skinnys" and other challenging issues face our urban core on a regular basis. We have been there to defend what's right and just with regard to food security, green collar jobs, history and eARTh. (See our history page at www.emtn.net). Our guiding Patriarch is Dr. Geo. W. Carver of Tuskegee and the science we teach is permaculture. We manage the Deford Bailey Tribute Rose Garden, Gateway 2 Heritage Green-Ups and Clean-Ups and two worship gardens at Metro. Interdenominational and Dixon UMC on Buchanan. Your contribution will support these and our most recent endeavors which involve the painting of the buffalo on Buffalo Island on Dickerson Rd. and a fantastic office in the Indoor Grower's World complex on W. Trinity Lane. Your generous donation toward our goal will replace the loss of grant funding directed at projects like ours. Can we count on your village and financial energy to maintain our basic budget through this September? If you can't, we still love you and encourage you to be the eyes, ears and mouth for our Mother Planet aka EARTH. Toward A Greener Urban Core, from the board and leadership at EarthMatters Tennessee - Gyasi Kellam, Valerie Cole-King, Rowland Huddleston, Farmer Freddie Haddox, Carlton Adkins and Sizwe Herring

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