We’re asking for support from Gainesville and broader Alachua County community to assist us in raising funds to build a garden in the Porters Community on the corner of Depot Ave. and SW 2nd St. All you have to do is visit this site and vote for our project http://www.justmeans.com/contestidea?ideaid=NDU3
If the project gets the most votes it will be eligible for:
· A $10,000 grant to be used toward the cost of planting an organic garden in their community in 2010 (cash grant)
· Coaching from Organic Gardening magazine to help establish the garden, including technical assistance with design, and technical assistance and guidance to build it (estimated value $5,000)
· An organic breakfast fundraising event and garden dedication hosted by Nature’s Path to raise funds for the winning organization. Nature’s Path will provide free breakfast at the event and give away reusable shopping bags (estimated value $10,000)
Nature’s Path will also be making a product donation to a local Food Bank in the chosen communities (value depending on size of the community and need with a maximum value of $100,000)
Please send the link to your email lists and any others you can think of who could log in and support this project.
Thanks everyone for your continued support of expanding food production in Gainesville and providing quality, fresh food to residents with low-incomes in our community.