Sustainable Food Center- St. David's Foundation Community Garden is part of the 100 Urban Gardens Initiative, a partnership between PACT, Whole Kids Foundation & Indiegogo to build 100 urban gardens across 100 cities in the US.
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 is what the Sustainable Food Center will do with your donation:
"With a permanent place to call home, SFC will be equipped to expand our programs such as Grow Local, our community and youth gardening program with roots dating back 40 years; create a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and host community events from hands-on workshops to film screenings to public forums for change. In addition, a 2.3 acre community garden adjacent to the property will provide access for east side neighbors to grow their own food as well as children and families to learn the principles of organic food production. Here is a video describing the project: http://youtu.be/s3gMNxznl3Q"
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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.
Along with PACT goods, Greenling will also be sending perks identified in the in the sidebar. We want to share local and organic goodness with you in celebration of your good doing! You will receive your Greenling perks separate from your PACT goodies once the campaign closes at the end of February.