Lauren Shirley's Fundraiser:

The Productive Collective

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BENEFITING: NEW ENGLAND GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENT FUND INC

ORGANIZER: Kyle

EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2012

THE STORY:

Kyle Sturgeon wrote -

Hello!

Introducing....The Productive Collective!   

We are a group of urban farmers, architects, artists, contractors, renewable energy consultants, and community organizers committed to urban citizenship. We identify projects that will affect positive social, economic, and educational growth in our Greater Boston communities and develop strategies for their implementation.

And we need YOUR help!   

We are constructing a pilot project in Dorchester, initiating the research, development, and prototyping of a semi-enclosed urban farming ecosystems – designed, built, and maintained by students and volunteers to empower our community. The scale of our aquaponics pilot is ideal for do-it-yourself construction and serves as an exemplary model for DIY homeowners. The pilot will act as a developmental tool for sustaining partnerships and fundraising, it will become a site of educational and economic opportunity, and provide healthy food access for the local community.

With lessons learned from this project, we will lead a series of four graduate level design/build workshops at the Boston Architectural College. Each project/workshop will sustain the next - not only as a source of healthy local food, but as educational and economic institutions that foster new modes of social interaction between the Roxbury and Dorchester communities and emerging designers. 

The project also will also participate actively in the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s agricultural re-zoning initiative by attending BRA meetings and showcasing the value of urban agriculture. At the local level, our mission is to provide educational and economic opportunity to their neighborhood, to create an institution of community and citizenship for its youth, and to support the Frederick Douglass Market.

You can help by contributing your time and/or resources to make this project happen! Click here for more information, and make a tax free donation through Crowdrise!   

We hope you'll consider joining New England Grassroots, Boston Architectural College, and other private individuals in supporting our project launch. Your donation will be used to directly fund construction of the pilot system, to help us get started with this exciting project. Our goal is $5000 - and we already have $1000 - every little bit helps! $50, $20, $10, $5 - chip in what you can, and support our work in community urban agriculture.     

Thanks!  The Productive Collective

[Kyle, Lauren, Bobby, Dan, Nataka, Alex, Marilyn, and Laura]

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$100

MONEY RAISED
  • Bradley Cooper

    $25

  • Kylan Shirley

    $25

  • Amanda and Lon Sturgeon

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,445 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Sturgeon

Amount Raised:

$2,105

 

38% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Weissman

Amount Raised:

$500

Fundraiser Title

marilyn moedinger

Amount Raised:

$490

Fundraiser Title

Laura Masulis

Amount Raised:

$225

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Shirley

Amount Raised:

$100

Donor Comments

Amanda and Lon Sturgeon

Amanda and Lon Sturgeon

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kylan Shirley

Kylan Shirley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

DONATION: $25

2 years ago