Help grow Cause N'FX
Organized by: Tonya Noel
"r/evolution means respecting and learning from your children. r/evolution is beautiful. r/evolution means protecting the people. the plants. the animals. the air. the water. r/evolution means saving this planet. r/evolution is love.” -Assata Shakur
My Name is Tonya Noel I'm a 27 year old mother, organizer, abolitionist, daughter and planeteer. My goal is to redefine the urban landscape by creating food in abundance, to produce the healthiest food possible using natural materials and sustainable growing techniques to provide the best product for our community. My Story I was raised by my a large wonderful love filled black family and the fact that I look just like my mother is and was common knowledge.Being The constant reminder of someone that you've never met is hard as if you don't fill your own space. That mindset negates the idea of purpose and replaces it with a "live for today live for the dollar'' mindset. After becoming a mother and seeing myself in someone else, and my life being about another person. My aspirations changed. Then Ferguson happened. I really feel like it was just destined for me to take the trip to St. Louis because the only real rationale behind my spirit was moved to go and I needed to be there. To be able to help even in the smallest way to something so big was monumental for me.What I learned there was humans are a beautiful and amazing power and the power of love unconquerable force. Most importantly was that We CAN work together we can build ,we can grow together. That if we want to see change we have to be the change and the only real way to do that is at the grass root level. and what's more grassroots than seeds, than beautifying the neighborhood then feeding the hungry. Our Goals 1.Provide healthy affordable food options by creating green spaces in area that are otherwise food deserts. 2.Educate the public on how to produce and prepare their own healthy food. Moving us towards a more sustainable and self sufficient system. 3.Encourage local restaurants to invest in the communities they serve by buying local produce. Services 1.We provide permaculture design in public spaces as a way to combat food deserts and beautify urban neighborhoods. 2.Produce fresh fruits and vegetables for local restaurants 3.Provide private design consulting for homeowners in an effort to create food in abundance. Target Market 1.City homeowners(preferably those in area affected most my poverty). 2.Low income families. 3.Restaurants serving these communities. The Most Important Part Where is it going Greenhouse $1,500 Aquaponics $1,500 Solar Panel $1,000 Having a greenhouse equipped with aquaponics and a solar panel will allow production year round. Land proposal $2,000 Misc,soil,fuel,help) $1000 To create a food forest land is a necessity. I am submitting a proposal to the city to purchase four lots on the city sw side. Or The proposal requires that funds are available for the lot and all the work that needs to be done. These lots are in walking distance of schools churches and small businesses and will encourage a sense of community. The truck $3000 My truck was financed at an insanely high interest rate in my previous super salesman career that was fine but is currently unsustainable. So I turned it in and I'm currently looking to purchase pickup to get what I need done. I wouldn't ask anyone to give to anything I haven't personally invested everything into myself. We complain about the images on the news everyday but are we willing to help change it.Change won't come from the top down its from the bottom up. Help me plant the seeds of change.