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Harlem Grown's Greenhouse Apprenticeship Program

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BENEFITING: HARLEM GROWN

ORGANIZER: HARLEM GROWN

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THE STORY:

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

 

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 parents of P.S 175 children 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?

 

On Sep 15th 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 -- (Shout to Farran!)

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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$2,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Todd Mahoney

    $50

  • Fran Reed

    $50

  • Ed Levin

    $100

  • Susan Lund

    $50

  • Devon King

    $50

  • Mayo Group

    $150

  • leslie dawe

    $200

  • Matthew Brennan

    $100

  • Michael Graham

    $100

  • JIim C.

    $100

  • Johanna Foley

    $100

  • Bagdonas

    $100

  • Donville Reid

    $250

  • Ken McInereny

    $100

  • Alice Dang

    $50

  • Nick Algiero

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tsapralis

    $50

  • Tom Corona

    $250

  • Mary Mauro

    $100

  • Michael Cummings

    $100

  • Dan Botoff

    $250

  • Steve Hayden

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  • Nancy Hopp

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  • Anonymous

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51% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $33,201 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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mark edmunds

Amount Raised

$8,805

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Scott and Michelle Brindley

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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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

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neil & vicky stower

Amount Raised

$2,210

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Andy Jones

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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christina copland

Amount Raised

$1,760

 

59% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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HARLEM GROWN

Amount Raised

$1,508

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Nancy Hopp

Nancy Hopp

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Steve Hayden

Steve Hayden

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dan Botoff

Dan Botoff

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mary Mauro

Mary Mauro

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tom Corona

Tom Corona

DONATION: $250

As a product of the concrete jungle myself (Bronx), programs such as these are valuable in teaching social, business and horticultural skills that would normally be unavailable to inner city kids. Best of luck and Godspeed. 5 years ago

Tsapralis

Tsapralis

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Nick Algiero

Nick Algiero

DONATION: $100

5 years ago