Help us provide gardens for low income families!
$20 raised
0% of $10k goal
2 contributors
4 Years running
We provide raised bed gardens to low income families. We are looking for money for building supplies to build150 gardens in 2013

Our Mission
To sustainably empower communities through supporting and educating individuals, families and communities to ...
We provide raised bed gardens to low income families. We are looking for money for building supplies to build 150 gardens in 2013

Our Mission
To sustainably empower communities through supporting and educating individuals, families and communities to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food.

Who We Are
We Can Grow is a program dedicated to building better families, neighborhoods, and communities through gardening. We have developed a low to no cost program that empowers people to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food and become stewards of their community. Through a series of four educational classes and a delivered, installed, complete raised bed garden our, clients will earn a change like they have never experienced before. Food from gardens, often shared, develops a stronger bond between neighbors and friends. We believe that that same bond can be carried into communities through creating teachers to teach our program in their communities. We are young in our, development and welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have.

Our Program in Brief
Belief in Education
We believe that any improvement in any area begins with education. The keystone to our success is our four part education series. After completion, We Can Grow clients are encouraged to take their newly learned knowledge and teach others in their community. To continue the the growing tradition, clients that have completed our previous years course are invited back to help teach the classes in their community.

Our Four Part Course
Basic Gardening
Working with the local Master Gardener program, We Can Grow has developed a basic gardening class that gives new and intermediate gardeners the tools to develop long lasting skills.

Cooking From the Garden
One of the most rewarding parts of investing the time and love into growing a garden is fruit of the labor. Often times people run into two different obstacles, lack of preparation know how, or a lack of time. Our cooking class focuses on both of these problems. We show how to create healthy,quick and easy meals using simple proteins and fresh produce from the garden. Our cooking class encourages and addresses experimentation with food from within and across all cultures. It doesn't stop there, we send each client home with a collection of recipes created from the inspiration of local professional chefs.

Food Preservation 101
Sometimes our gardens do better than we had anticipated leaving us with a surplus of produce. Great, healthy food doesn't have to be seasonal. There are ways to pack it away for a rainy day. Our food preservation class covers canning, drying, and freezing. This class is designed with food safety in mind. Each client leaves with a basic knowledge of food preservation, informational and testing materials, and most of all the ability to know how to remain safe preserving their harvest to use in the off season.

Community and Environmental Stewardship
Part of getting the most out of a great garden in learning to work with Mother Nature and what she needs to help the garden remain successful. This class is designed to incorporate knowledge from the three previous classes and bring it around full circle. A healthy garden will produce year after year, but how do we keep a garden healthy. Import aspects of water and soil conversation, sharing the harvest, and giving back are all important parts to a healthy garden. Composting is a key component to keeping the soil healthy. Diversion of one gutter can store enough water for one of our raised bed gardens for the entire year. A simple gift of a tomato can make a persons week. Theses topics along with with ways to encourage create a better community will be discussed and demonstrated in our forth an final class.

Completion
After completing our four part course, we hope our clients have learned a better understand of how to grow, prepare, and preserve healthy food. Most of all we hope they will teach others these valuable skills. Each client will receive a certificate of completion and will be invited back to participate in teaching classes the following year.

We are waiting on our 501c3 status. Please visit our website wecangrow.org for more information. If you would like credible references before contributing please email us at wecangrow@gmail.com
Activity highlights See all2
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

People just like you

People just like you have raised $113,000,000+ for causes they and their friends care about.

Start your own campaign
Recent contributions