$10 Donation to Help Water Community Gardens

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The Issue: Water Expenses for Community Gardeners

The expense of planting and caring for garden plots can be a major challenge for low-income individuals seeking to grow their own food. Community CROPS provides scholarships to help cover the expenses of garden plots, plants, seeds, tools, and water, as well as gardening classes. Due to the large number of scholarships requested, the organization is seeking community support to help it continue to sponsor these gardeners.

The Campaign: Maintaining Community-Garden Plots

All donations to this Grassroots campaign up to $250 will be matched by an anonymous donor and used by Community CROPS to cover the costs of water for its community gardeners with low incomes. With $250, Community CROPS can cover the cost of water for 25 gardeners for one entire season. Once that amount is raised, each additional donation will be used to pay for water for another gardener or to purchase 200 seed packets.

All donations will be matched up to a $250 total by an anonymous donor.

Community Crops

The Community Crops garden program strives to strengthen Lincoln communities. To do this, it supports community gardens in which residents grow nutritious, fresh produce and beautify their city, providing the land, water, seeds, and tools for 250 plots at 11 sites. In 2014, the gardening program produced more than 27,915 pounds of food, with the participation of more than 900 gardeners. As a community-building effort, Community Crops never turns away interested gardeners, and it provides 70% of participants with financial assistance for their plots.

Crops volunteers and AmeriCorps members prep the gardens for the season, mulching paths with wood chips, adding composted manure to the plots, and taking inventory of tools and hoses at each garden. The staff also organizes organic growing and gardening classes for the community.

In a Nutshell

Donations support the maintenance of community gardens for this year's growing season by assisting with the expenses of watering and seeds

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Community CROPS. All donations matched up to $250 by an anonymous donor. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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