Every Child Outdoors Youth Garden

Help change take root in your community by funding an urban garden in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Mary Ball
Community
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
3 Team Members

Every Child Outdoors Youth 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.

Urban Gardens Info

Please read our Updates at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/every-child-outdoors-youth-garden/x/1881759?c=activity (or click on the Updates tab above!).

 

Why Edible Gardens?

Because edible gardens encourage healthier eating habits. 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 involvement in edible garden programs 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 provide children with outdoor experiences.

Because gardens are a living laboratory for education. Not just a source of healthy food — but also a lesson on what growing healthy food requires. Not just exposure to nature — but also a way for children to literally harvest the fruits of their own labor.

A True "Seed" Investment

For as little as $10, you can help our 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:

  • Rewiring our Shed -

We've got a solar panel operating, but the wiring in our shed is so old that we need to totally rewire it!  Then we'll be able to do cooking demonstrations, work on crafts on rainy days, and even share teaching and growing tips on YouTube!

  • Converting an old "Seed House" to an "Education Cottage" -

Our site was once a private nursery and home, with a small glass-enclosed green house.  After we renovate this structure, we will have another area where student groups can learn and practice "Green Thumb" skills.

  • Providing Guidance for Local School Gardens -

By increasing our full-time staff, we can provide professional development to allow teachers to plan and implement Edible Garden projects on their own school grounds.

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Look Good, Do Good

You'll be giving out of the goodness of your heart, and in return you'll get PACT goodies. With every contribution of $25 or more to our garden, donors will receive organic, ethical perks from PACT.

PACT socks, undies, and t-shirts are produced to high standards of sustainability, with the comfiest organic materials we can find.  So, it's a win-win situation!

Perks

 

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  • $10USD
    PLANT CHANGE

    It takes a lot of little seeds to ensure a good harvest. Your $10 donation gets your name on our digital supporters; wall as a display of our gratitude.

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  • $25USD
    BEST FOOT FORWARD

    Take the next step toward change in style. Your $25 donation comes with a pair of PACT socks. (Colors may vary)

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  • $40USD
    MÉNAGE À SOCKS

    Creating change will multiply seeds. Receive a 3-pair gift box of PACT socks with a $40 donation. (Colors may vary)

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  • $50USD
    WEAR IT PROUD

    You've done good. You ought to put your generosity on display. A $50 donation comes with a limited edition printed tee. (Colors may vary)

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  • $75USD
    INTIMATE SUPPORTER

    Keep a token of your support where it counts. A $75 gift comes with 2 pairs of men's or women's undies. (Colors may vary)

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    $100USD
    THE WARMTH OF GIVING

    Share in the warmth of your own generosity. A commitment of $100 comes with a week's supply of PACT socks. (Colors may vary)

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  • $250USD
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    A contribution of $250 comes with a week's worth of men's or women's PACT undies. That's 7 pairs of underwear! (Colors may vary)

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