Because gardens produce healthier food. Only 2% of American children eat enough fruits and vegetables, and 1 in 3 American children born after 2000 is at risk for Type II diabetes. A garden is an introduction to the real, healthy food students and families need access to.
Because gardens can help fix America's nature deficit. With more than 80% of Americans living in cities and suburbs, we need to work harder than ever to teach the values of natural processes.
Because gardens are a living laboratory for education. Not just healthy food—a lesson on what producing healthy food requires. Not just exposure to nature—a way for children to literally harvest the fruits of their labor.
A True Seed Investment
For as little as $10, you can help a community reap all the benefits a garden has to offer. In just 39 days, we plan to raise $2500 per garden; to feed, teach, and inspire people in each of these 100 communities. Here are a few things our garden plans to do with your donations:
"The Norcrest Sensory Garden is an inclusive educational garden that provides opportunities for all students including children with special needs to develop sensory integration outdoors. It invites and encourages curiosity, creativity, and exploration. It is designed to engage all 5 senses, increasing concentration and attention. Outdoor education provides a relaxed learning environment, can engage the disengaged and importantly, makes learning fun. The Garden includes growing fruits and vegetables, solar water fountains, a butterfly area, bird feeders and colorful flowers designed to engage all senses. " We would love to be able to expand our garden, re-plant our raised beds, and implement hydroponics along with other sustainable gardening techniques.
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Look Good, Do Good
With every contribution to our garden, donors will receive organic, ethical perks from PACT. Our socks, undies, and t-shirts are produced to high standards of sustainability, with the comfiest organic materials we can find. You'll be giving out of the goodness of your heart, and in return you'll get PACT goodies. It's a win-win situation.
Team on This Campaign:
Campaign Organizer/Sustainable Gardener