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CENTRAL DETROIT CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION's Fundraiser:

Farm and Fishery

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CENTRAL DETROIT CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION via Crowdrise
January 16, 2013

Our current funding goal is $7,800 for spray foam insulation to keep the fishes and plants happy.Donate today!  See more

THE STORY:

The CDC Farm and Fishery is an indoor self-sustaining ecosystem that will provide fresh fish and vegetables to both individuals and restaurants in North Central Detroit, a neighborhood severely lacking in fresh food products.

How does it work? It’s actually quite simple. Tilapia are raised in a large aquarium, and the water from the fish tank is pumped to a worm bed where the fish waste is broken down into nutrients for the plants. The water then moves through a series of plant beds, naturally fertilizing them. Once the nutrients are absorbed, the clean water then returns to the fish tank and the cycle begins again.

The benefits are significant: It’s green (literally), with no fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Because it’s a closed system, only a small amount of water (once the fish tanks are full) will be needed to maintain operations. The farm will also provide training and jobs, and will contribute to a stable, fresh food supply for this impoverished neighborhood.

We’ve acquired an old liquor store at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Philadelphia. We’ve gutted the inside, repaired the leaky roof, installed skylights, and built the frames for the planters. We’ve accomplished quite a bit, but we have a long way to go - and that’s where you can help. We still need material to finish constructing the planters and fish tanks, and we need to purchase pumps, solar panels and of course plant seeds and baby fish!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Doug Walker

    $50

  • Lisa Johanon

    $50

  • Randy Walker

    $50

  • Matt Lesniak

     

  • Richard K. Gienapp

    $50

  • Jim Ruther

     

  • Fai Fishes

     

  • Emily Hoffmann

    $85

  • Charlene Walker

    $100

  • Jacqueline and James Pradko

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $40

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13% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,135 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

CENTRAL DETROIT CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY...

Amount Raised

$3,085

 

12% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randy Walker

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

In loving memory of Millie Celina...we loved you and will miss you. 3 years ago

Jacqueline and James Pradko

Jacqueline and James Pradko

DONATION: $2,500

3 years ago

Charlene Walker

Charlene Walker

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of Lowell Walker 4 years ago

Emily Hoffmann

Emily Hoffmann

DONATION: $85

4 years ago

Fai Fishes

Fai Fishes

4 years ago

Jim Ruther

Jim Ruther

4 years ago

Richard K. Gienapp

Richard K. Gienapp

DONATION: $50

Very cool project by a great organization. 4 years ago

Matt Lesniak

Matt Lesniak

That was birthday money well spent! 4 years ago

Randy Walker

Randy Walker

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Lisa Johanon

Lisa Johanon

DONATION: $50

5 years ago