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Help make Edible Forest Gardens Happen in Sudbury
$8,280 pledged
103% of $8k goal
57 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jan 28, 2019

*UPDATE: DECEMBER 28th*

WE DID IT!!!! With another anonymous major donation of $1,000 just this morning, we are past our $8,000 goal.  Along with the $10,000 we received from Aviva Community Fund this fall, we now have enough to plant two edible forest gardens in 2019 and a base to move forward to establish one in every ward by 2023.

We'll leave this campaign open for a few more days, since any extra money over our $8,000 goal will only make it easier to move forward with more gardens in 2020. This show of local support will be hugely important in the next few months when we at Sudbury Shared Harvest will be approaching many grantors outside the city to sustain the project beyond 2019. Our original campaign description follows below:

OUR IDEA:

Sudbury Shared Harvest wants to establish an edible forest garden in each of Sudbury's 12 wards. The gardens will enable citizens to learn about environmentally-friendly gardening while using public space to grow healthy food. Edible forest gardens include fruit trees, berries, and other edible and/or otherwise-beneficial perennial plants. Once established, the food will be available to everyone in the community.

During the past few years, Sudbury Shared Harvest led a project in which volunteers established a large edible forest garden called the Delki Dozzi Community Food Forest. About 8,000 square feet in size, it has more than 40 types of plants. The 12 new gardens will contain the same types of plants, but each will be under 2,000 square feet.

OUR CAMPAIGN:

In the fall of 2018, we were successful in the Aviva Community Fund competition, securing $10,000 for the first of the 12 new gardens we hope to plant. The money is enough to complete the project, but just barely, and in order to take advantage of that opportunity, we need to raise an additional $8,000 before the end of the year so that we afford to pay a project manager.

The Delki Dozzi project was supported by grants that enabled us to hire a project manager. We had very little money in 2018, so she did hundreds of hours of extra work as a volunteer to keep the Delki project going and to try to make this future project happen. Long story short – she can’t do this as a volunteer much longer and if we want these projects to go forward, we need to raise at least $8,000 by the end of the year.

WE NEED YOUR HELP:

We need your help to make this project happen ! Please make a charitable contribution today. All donors will receive a charitable receipt. Every dollar raised will go directly into the costs of establishing the gardens. With your help every gift brings us one step closer to our goal and will allow healthy food to be grown in your community into the future. If you would like to make a donation as a gift to someone else and would like an E-card to send to them, please choose "Grant this wish" at right (if you want, you can change the donation at the next step). 

WHO WE ARE:

Sudbury Shared Harvest is a registered charity dedicated to cultivating community health by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that enhances our urban environment.

To learn more, please visit our website: www.sudburysharedharvest.ca

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