Topic: Wangari Gardens is launching a Kickstarter –donate, spread the word and help us grow!
Wangari Gardens is launching a Kickstarter –donate, spread the word and help us grow!
I’m writing you today to ask for help to expand our community garden called Wangari Gardens. Wangari Gardens is a non-profit community garden park designed, created and sustained by and for the benefit of the surrounding community in DC. The garden was named after the late Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai to honor and carry on her legacy. We currently have over 60 family plots helping a community that has little access to fresh healthy vegetables. We also have many public gardens open to the public to harvest such as a large vegetable garden, a berry garden and a fruit tree orchard. We also have an outdoor classroom that we’re developing educational and therapeutic garden programming with our local schools, hospitals, and community organizations.
This is our first year and we have done amazing things so far. But there’s still so much more we can do to help our community. We’re launching a kickstarter fundraising campaign (http://kck.st/SYlBl0) to expand our garden plots to reach more people, plant a community medicinal garden, begin a compost program, make the garden more accessible, expand our therapeutic and educational programming, and to support many other projects.
We’re asking your help to give what you can and also spread our kickstarter program to as many people and avenues you think might be interested in helping. Your help can greatly improve our community. Please feel free to ask us any questions, and thank you for your time.
Josh Singer, Co-Director of Wangari Gardens