Topa Topa Elementary School

Help change take root in your community by funding an urban garden in Ojai, CA.
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WHITNEY CONNER CLAPPER
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Ojai, California
United States
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Topa Topa Elementary School 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

Why Gardens?
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:

Food for Thought Ojai (FFTO) is the lead organization behind school gardens, agricultural literacy, environmental awareness and school food improvement in the Ojai Unified School District. Our School Garden Program brings knowledge, dedication, consistency and technical skills to create amazing school gardens, which enhance the educational experience of local students. The Topa Topa Elementary School Garden has been under the care and expertise of FFTO since 2005 and over the past 7 years this vibrant school garden has become the jewel of the campus with curriculum offered for several grade levels and a weekly lunchtime Garden Club open to all students. In 2011-12 Topa Topa students made 1,400 visits to the garden for weeding, planting, watering, compost sifting, observing, harvesting and the favorite, garden fresh taste testing! Students who participate learn about seasonal fruits and vegetables, seed saving, plant propagation in the garden greenhouse and irrigating with collected rainwater. Students also sell produce, seeds, and plant starts at Topa Topa Garden Club produce stands several times over the school year.

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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.

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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
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    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

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  • $75USD
    INTIMATE SUPPORTER

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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
    DRAWERS FULL OF SUPPPORT

    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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  • $1,000USD
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    Fund the whole garden and Whole Kids Foundation and PACT will send you a very special package with a whole lot of love.

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