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Harlem Grown's Greenhouse Apprenticeship Program

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BENEFITING: HARLEM GROWN

ORGANIZER: HARLEM GROWN

Andy Jones

THE STORY:

Friends....your help is required in this green & sustainable business (ad)venture, bringing jobs and local, organic food to a neighborhood that desperately needs both.  

I have lived in New York City for over 10 years, have trudged through Harlem to get to football (soccer) countless times, and want to give something back.  I also want to support my good friend and teammate, Mark Edmunds, who has shown and told me a lot about this well-regarded and well-organized venture.

 

Along with some friends, I'm taking part in a '50k for 50k' Manhattan Waterfront Cycle Ride to grow the initital 'green' (pun intended) to fund project startup costs. READ ON.....

 

Harlem Grown will be employing & training unemployed mothers of local school children (P.S. 175) to grow and harvest organic baby lettuce; selling to local restaurants and distributing healthy food and in a community which has 50 fried chicken outlets in a 1 mile radius

 

Whats going on?

 

In September 2013 I will be cycling with a group of friends, colleagues & fellow 'green' fundraisers around the perimeter of the Island to raise 'seed money' (another pun - yes) for the cause.

We need your help to make this program a reality. Please give us your support today and help working-class parents grow some baby greens!

 

Recent Headline

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130611/central-harlem/harlem-hothouse-hires-unemployed-moms-grow-greens-for-schools

 

More details:-


Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, www.harlemgrown.org is launching it’s new Greenhouse Apprenticeship program for unemployed school parents at the hydroponic greenhouse. Working to grow and supply Harlem with fresh, nutritious and affordable leafy greens, Harlem Grown operates a hydroponic greenhouse on 134th Street in Central Harlem. The new Greenhouse Apprenticeship program will implement a job-training program for unemployed parents from Harlem Grown’s partnering schools to work at the greenhouse.

 

Did you know....

In Harlem, three out of four families are headed by a single parent, the median income of $25,800 is half that of New York City as a whole and the unemployment rate is three times higher. The Greenhouse Apprenticeship program offers parents in the program living wages and flexible work hours - so they are able to work while their children are in school and increase their knowledge of sustainability and health.

The Greenhouse Apprenticeship program will teach the trainees sustainable agriculture, community development, and business skills. The trainees will grow, cultivate, harvest, package, assist with marketing and selling the produce, and receive workforce development.

We need your help to make this program a reality. Please give us your support today and help our parents grow some baby greens!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andy and Jenny Jones

     

  • Manohar Venkataraman

    $50

  • Mum and Tel

    $100

  • Steven Hansen

     

  • Florence Lishansky

     

  • Tom & Carolyn Lankford

    $200

  • Pat Lankfor

    $100

  • Jacqueline Leather

     

  • Daniel Rosenberg

     

  • Tina Ma

     

  • Mike Furman

    $250

  • Hayley and Matt

    $40

  • Grandpops & Grandmoo

    $100

  • Grandad Springall

     

  • Meryl n' David

     

  • The Bolla Family

     

  • Loucks Family

     

  • Jen and Manny

    $50

  • The Brennan Family

    $200

  • Megan and Jennie

    $50

  • Scott and Jill Beebe

    $50

  • Pledges

    $340

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100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,201 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

mark edmunds

Amount Raised

$8,805

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott and Michelle Brindley

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Sacca

Amount Raised

$2,825

 

141% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

leslie dawe

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

51% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

neil & vicky stower

Amount Raised

$2,210

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Jones

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

christina copland

Amount Raised

$1,760

 

59% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

HARLEM GROWN

Amount Raised

$1,508

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pledges

Pledges

DONATION: $340

5 years ago

Scott and Jill Beebe

Scott and Jill Beebe

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Megan and Jennie

Megan and Jennie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Brennan Family

The Brennan Family

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Jen and Manny

Jen and Manny

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Loucks Family

Loucks Family

5 years ago

The Bolla Family

The Bolla Family

5 years ago

Meryl n' David

Meryl n' David

It will be worth every ache and pain you feel, and we won't mention the saddle! 5 years ago

Grandad Springall

Grandad Springall

Hope all goes well on the day. 5 years ago

Grandpops & Grandmoo

Grandpops & Grandmoo

DONATION: $100

On yer bike for a great cause!! 5 years ago