A Move to the Future
It took some help
Crown of Life Church- Use of land and start up donations
Private Corporations- Donation of tools, materials, and money for start up costs
Home Depot and Lowes- Trees and tool donations
Christians Aid & Relief- Shed donation
Methodist Health System Foundations + Burpee Foundation- covered costs of a part time garden coordinator for 1.5yrs
Thrivent Financial- Covered cost for Spring in the garden event
Donations to date total more than $25,000 all reinvested into the East
This is what we hope to accomplish this year
New Compost area: $100
Nature area native plantings: $500-$1000
Creating ADA wheelchair accessible paths: $20,000
Create a growers/farmers program providing a source of income for individuals who grow crop/raise honeybees…
There is a lot of green space in the East that has the potential to be practical and beautiful for our community. Crown Garden will be exploring expanding to areas along canals with potential for growing that will create entry level job opportunities for youth and local residents, increase access to healthy food, and raise property values.
To achieve this, we need passionate people willing to work towards it.