Thanks to community supporters like you, Franklinton Gardens is working with Franklinton residents, neighborhood agencies, volunteers, and donors to transform the neighborhood from a community that struggles with food insecurity and poverty, into a thriving community with easy access to healthy and delicious food. Together, we are cultivating a vibrant foodscape of fruit and vegetable gardens and providing programming to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.
You can join in our mission of growing food, creating beauty, and building community by donating today -Donate-
WE DONATED and distributed over 3,000 lbs (~$10,000 worth) of nutrient-dense, organic produce from our 5 edible gardens to income restricted neighbors in 2015, and we grew a total of ~9,200 lbs (valued at $30,000) of fruit and vegetables. In 2016, these once neglected and vacant parcels will be expanded to produce 12,000 lbs of food, valued at $40,000.
Franklinton Gardens provides several ways for our neighbors, many of whom are living at or below the poverty level, to enjoy a delicious array of organically-grown vegetables and fruits. Franklinton Gardens operates the Franklinton Produce Stand which is centrally located and accepts SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides a weekly box of fresh produce for neighborhood households during the growing season. The 2016 Franklinton community CSA will run 21 weeks from June-October. Our goal is to provide 40 neighborhood households with weekly produce boxes with an option to deliver directly to households with limited mobility.
Food prices and transportation are major barriers to income-restricted Franklinton residents. Franklinton Gardens recognizes the challenges of finding healthy, affordable food options in a neighborhood without a grocery store. We have been able to keep the cost of our CSA program affordable by developing a discounted CSA program for neighbors with low incomes.
This holiday season, will you give the gift of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables at an affordable price to Franklinton families by supporting the Franklinton Gardens CSA program? -Donate-
We need to raise $7,500 to ensure that Franklinton Gardens can provide 40 households with weekly low-cost CSA shares for the summer of 2016. Please give the gift of healthy food to a Franklinton family through our discounted CSA program before the end of the year:
$10 covers 1 week of produce with a market value of more than $12.25
$30 covers 3 weeks of produce with a market value of more than $36.75
$60 covers 6 weeks of produce with a market value of more than $73.50
$120 covers 12 weeks of produce with a market value of more than $147
$210 covers 21 weeks of produce with a market value of more than $257.25
Franklinton Gardens thanks you for supporting our mission of growing food, creating beauty, and building community. Your donation improves food security and health through our innovative urban agriculture program in the Franklinton neighborhood!
Nick Stanich, Executive Director