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Shelby Olson's Fundraiser:

An Agriculturally Sustainable Transformation Village

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BENEFITING: UNITED GLOBAL OUTREACH INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2014

Shelby Olson

THE STORY:

The Mission

Combat food deserts and increase agricultural sustainability through education.

Who

University of Central Florida branch of Engineer’s without Borders in partnership with United Global Outreach and Volunteer UCF.

What?

Design, build, and monitor an aquaponics system that will provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish along with an educational outreach to the K-9 students at Orange County Academy.

When?

August 2014

Where?

Bithlo, Florida

How much?

We have obtained grants from the Clinton Global Initiative and UCF Engineers without Borders funds. We need to raise a total of $10,000, of which we already have $3,500. This is why we are raising $6,500 dollars!

A Deeper look:

We are working on an aquaponics project at Transformation Village in Bithlo, Florida in eastern Orange County. We are partnered with United Global Outreach (UGO), a non-profit organization focusing on transforming neglected and underprivileged communities like Bithlo. The centerpiece of their Bithlo Project is the Transformation Village. Our goal is to help the community of Bithlo by providing Orange County Academy (a K thru 9 school) with fresh, organic, locally grown fish and vegetables available on a year round basis and teach the students at Orange County Academy about the aquaponics and sustainable community projects they can do for the future.

Aquaponics is a food production system combining aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic relationship. We will raise fish in tanks and using their waste to provide nutrients to the growing plants which in turn provide a natural filter for the fish. Some of the common fish that can be raised in aquaponics systems include tilapia, goldfish, and brim, and you can grow any of the leafy vegetables, including broccoli, lettuce, basil, tomatoes, strawberries, and many more nutrient-rich fresh foods.

$1,195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

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  • Matt is Awesome

     

  • Brad carlon

    $20

  • Marcy Carlson

    $25

  • Alvin Wang

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • David Melfi

    $40

  • eileen and greg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Martin & Diane Coalson

     

  • jessa

    $50

  • BW

    $100

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    $10

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    $10

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    $20

  • Bryan Rosander

    $10

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18% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mathew Coalson

Amount Raised

$570

 

57% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jason Balog

Amount Raised

$200

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Shelby Olson

Amount Raised

$150

 

2% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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Alvin Lam

Amount Raised

$150

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Summer Carlson

Amount Raised

$75

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robert papson

Amount Raised

$40

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Bryant Maxwell

Amount Raised

$10

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Stephanie Sherman

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Bryan Rosander

Bryan Rosander

DONATION: $10

I love aquaponics! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Go get 'em Robert! Proud of you my UCF beer buddy! This is better than killing Pythons in the Everglades :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

BW

BW

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

jessa

jessa

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Martin & Diane Coalson

Martin & Diane Coalson

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

eileen and greg

eileen and greg

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

David Melfi

David Melfi

DONATION: $40

4 years ago