What You'll Get
More than 72,000 people living in Mecklenburg County lack easy access to fresh produce because of food costs and the dearth of affordable grocery stores and markets within a reasonable distance from their homes. Cooks Community Garden aims to help all community members access healthy, fresh food through its volunteer-run community garden and in-depth classes about gardening and cooking designed to equip those living in so-called “food deserts” with the skills to grow and prepare their own food.
In addition to maintaining 20 gardening plots—as well as a plot specifically set aside for growing free organic produce for those in need—Cooks Community Garden plans to host classes in the coming year to encourage individuals to begin gardening as a way of lowering food costs and removing obstacles to accessing fresh, seasonal produce. Anticipated classes will cover topics ranging from gardening basics to grilling vegetables and keeping backyard chickens.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Cooks Community Garden hold classes to encourage individuals to begin gardening. If G-Team members raise $300, then Cooks Community Garden can send 30 individuals to one class about growing and preparing local food. Each additional $10 raised will be used to send another person to one class.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go directly to Cooks Community Garden. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.