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    Doing Gardens Differentlyv2 Doing Gardens Differentlyv2 Presentation Transcript

    • Doing Gardens Differently ! mpact Church & Brown Middle School (BMS) Garden Prepared by Julie Borders For Rudy Fears 21 January 2010
    • Agenda
      • BMS Garden Background
      • “Ripe” Environment
      • “Bearing Fruit”
      • Re-trenching
      • Meeting the Challenges
      • Next Steps
    • Brown Middle School Garden Background
      • Collaboratively created by various West End Stakeholders in 2008
        • 501(c)(3)Created Vibrant Communities (CVC)
        • Community Association West End Historic District (WEND)
        • City-sponsored Neighborhood Planning Unit – T (NPU-T)
        • District 2 Atlanta Public School Board Representative Khaatim El
        • Brown Middle School Staff
      • Envisioned as a Multi-user Site
        • Edible School Yard
        • Community Garden
        • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Business
      • Governed by Multi-year APS Facility-CVC Lease
        • CVC Dissolution in process
        • New Project Sponsorship Search
    • “ Ripe” Environment
      • Macro Trends
      • Back to Basics : Green (Eco) / Food Literacy Movement
      • 1 st Lady’s White House Garden
      • President Clinton’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives / School Lunch Report Cards
      • Abundance of Unused + Misdirected Land & Physical/Mental Energy
      • Micro Trends
      • Neighborhood & Spelman College Food Literacy Efforts
      • Established Community & Church Gardens in West End
      • APS-mandated Wellness Programs
      • Abundance of Unused Land + Misdirected Physical/Mental Energy
    • “ Bearing Fruit” Brown’s 1 st Growing Season
      • Eight Raised Beds / 10+Prepped Rows / Compost & Mulch Piles
      • Participation from Multiple Volunteer Groups & Individuals
      • Vegetable & Herb Crops included
        • Tomatoes, Okra, Corn, Beans, Peppers, Squash, Collards, Kale
        • Basil
      • Sold & Donated Produce
        • Atwood CSA & SWOOM Community Markets
        • Hosea Feed the Hungry
    • “ Bearing Fruit” Other Local Youth & Multi-Gen Garden Examples: School-based
      • KIPP WAYS Academy www.kippways.org
        • Washington Park Community Charter Elementary School
        • Saturday Program
      • Pearl Academy Agricultural & Environmental Center www.pearlacademy.org
        • SWAT Elementary & Middle Specialized School
        • Summer Camp + Circle of Life Gardening Center – Youth Entrepreneurs
    • “ Bearing Fruit” Other Local Youth & Multi-Gen Garden Examples: Community Center - based
      • Operation PEACE www.operationpeace.org
        • Villages of Bedford Pines Community (Old 4 th Ward) Neighborhood Development Organization
        • Summer Program for Elementary & Middle School Children
    • “ Bearing Fruit” Other Local Youth & Multi-Gen Garden Examples: Church – based/located
      • Good Shepherd Community Church
        • West End Religious Organization
        • Agricultural/Gardening Ministry
      • Healthly Belvedere www.healthybelvedere.org
        • Partnership among Kaiser Fiundation Health Plan of GA, The community Foundation of Greater Atlanta + the Belvedere Community in
        • Peace Lutheran Church Site
    • Re-trenching
      • The Need
        • CVC Board Volunteer Fatigue / Circumstantial Changes
        • Multi-year Lease Remaining Time
        • Continued Stakeholder Interest
      • The !mpact-Brown Opportunity
        • Closer/Deeper Bond between/among Key Community Organizations
        • Community Development: Economic/People
      • The Challenges
        • Organizational Fit
        • Capacity/Skills
        • Funding
        • West End Resident Engagement
    • Meeting the Challenges
      • Organizational Fit
        • Impact Give Back + Youth Development Programs
        • Future of Impact co-location with Brown
        • Future Turnover Potential
      • Capacity/Skills
        • !mpacter Rudy Fears
        • Community Gardening Activists
          • Julie Borders
          • Eugene Cooke
          • Yasmin Mouzon
        • Organizational Resources
          • GA Organics
          • Atlanta Urban Gardening Program
          • Fulton County Extension Program, UGA
          • American Community Gardeners Association
          • The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
          • The Foundation Center
      • Funding
        • Initial !mpact Infusion
        • Self-sustaining Goal (Earned Income)
          • CSA component
          • After School Programs/Summer Camps
          • Childrens Parties
      • West End Resident Engagement
        • Robert Thompson, CVC Executive Director
        • Reconnection with WEND & other community organizations
    • Next Steps
      • Determine Key Decision Criteria
      • Size Initial Investment
      • Communicate Plan of Action to Concerned Parties