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Roanoke Community Garden Association

$285.00 contributions
14 donors

Raised: $285Remaining: $715

About RCGA

Roanoke Community Garden Association was established in 2008 with the aims to promote,
educate, and provide information about organic gardening principles, diet, nutrition, and food security that sustains the Roanoke region through the creation of community gardens. Since the nonprofit’s inception, RCGA has established seven successful community gardens and three school gardens serving hundreds of gardeners and clients in the Roanoke region. RCGA currently manages five of those gardens around the city of Roanoke. These organic gardens are currently filled to capacity, actively grow fresh produce, foster a greater sense of community among those involved and show documented beneficial outcomes.

Why Community Gardens?

- Reduces Carbon Footprint
- Fresher food for those in need
- Increase property values in urban areas
- Create community
- Reduce crime
- Health benefits, including healthier food and exercise
- Creates a healthier ecosystem

What does RCGA do?

RCGA’s community gardens provide low-cost garden plots to over 400 families, individuals and
nonprofit agencies, enabling gardeners to grow their own fresh produce. The gardeners are typically low to median income families and include target populations such as children, immigrants, and the disabled; those who typically don't have access to land on which to grow their own food. With a staff of three, RCGA provides these amenities and provides excellent year-round educational programs including workshops and educational opportunities for adults and youth alike. RCGA also hosts summer youth programs for at-risk youth. In the next year, RCGA expects to serve over 600 residents and to see our verdant and sustainable gardens filled to capacity again.

This year several of our gardens need repair and maintenance so your donation can help purchase materials to rebuild beds at Day Avenue Community Garden or Cambell Avenue Community Garden. Your dollars help us help others grow local and eat local!

With your help RCGA can continue to grow in 2017.

Celia M donated $10.00
Pam Y donated $25.00
Celia M donated $10.00
Pam Y donated $25.00
Celia M donated $10.00
Pam Y donated $25.00

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