In 2011, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation began the Sankofa Initiative. The goal of the Sankofa Initiative is to increase access to culturally relevant, affordable, fresh food in our community. You may know Sankofa from our World Market, but there are many other ways that we advance the Sankofa mission in our community.
Part of the Sankofa Initiative is our community gardens. These gardens provide West End residents with an affordable space where they can grow culturally-relevant produce. In addition, the Sankofa gardens provide a space for community gardening that helps our immigrant and refugee communities by providing not only a space to grow crops, but to grow community.
We love what the Sankofa Garden has done for our community, but we can be doing more. That's why we need your help to raise $10,000 over the next month.
Here are just a few ways your donation will help the Sankofa Garden grow:
- A donation of $50 will help us purchase compost and pay for the utilities that keep the garden running all season
- A donation of $100 will provide a refugee gardener with a plot and necessary supplies for a successful growing season
- A donation of $250 will help us build fencing around our current gardens in order to keep our gardeners' produce secure
- A donation of $500 will give us the additional funding needed to get our greenhouse completed to ensure that our community can grow food all year