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Organized by: PLANT JAMAICA

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THE STORY:

Plant Jamaica is a non-governmental organization born out of a desire to promote sustainable livelihoods through community farms. The NGO was formed creating solutions that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, but has evolved into so much more than farming.

 Plant Jamaica’s guiding principles are:

  •  “Eat what you grow” – plant healthy produce, which can provide nutrition for the community which houses them. 
  • “Use what you have” –Teach the community how to re-use and re-purpose, ideally to create new income streams.
  • “Clean up and beautify” – Teach the importance of keeping the communities clean. Create more aesthetically appealing environments.
  • “Expand your mind” - Provide tools that can harness innate (or natural) talent within some of Jamaica’s most underserved communities. Education through exposure to new ideas. We strive to connect formally trained artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, business developers to move community-driven ideas, products and services to a marketable and sustainable scale.

The genesis of Plant Jamaica followed the acclaimed “Paint Jamaica” project. Coupled with the help of talented local artists and a crowd-funding campaign, volunteers began to transform and beautify the Parade Gardens environs through street art. It was while serving as a volunteer on this project that Plant Jamaica Founder, Andrew Bruce, met The Life Yard family, was inspired by their attempts at farming, and took up the challenge to help uplift a community. Beginning with Fleet Street, it was Plant Jamaica’s hope to leave a green thumbprint in this heavily stigmatized area, already challenged by a staggering negative reputation.

  “I can say with confidence that Plant Jamaica will create a model of what can be done in downtown Kingston in a cool, inexpensive, innovative and environmentally-rich way that is interesting to all. It will provide a spark and blueprint for others to be inspired and equally as importantly for others to want to lead in other areas of the country where suited.” Andrew Bruce, Founder of Plant Jamaica

Plant Jamaica kicked off its first project with a massive volunteer weekend August 16 – 17, 2014, and its second on October 25, 2014.

2015 will see an increased focus on creating school farms and your donations will go towards helping lower income schools create, manage and eventually earn from their small farms.

Plant Jamaica's 15 year vision is for these school farms to so impact the children across communities, that they in turn create their own farms, recycle and repurpose, and move forward to create sustainable incomes for themselves and their families.

For more information, please contact us at: plantjamaica@gmail.com or our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PlantJamaica

$1,375

 

46% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Nicky, Anthony, Kiyana & Makenna

    $30

  • Sacheen, O'Neill and Noah

    $40

  • CGH

     

  • Nicole Smythe-Johnson

    $15

  • Melissa

     

  • lexie

    $20

  • Ali Matalon

     

  • Steven LIvingston

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • JT

    $20

  • Jo

     

  • Kimberly Woolery

     

  • Philip Chong

     

  • Sophia Reid

    $20

  • Deborah Anzinger

     

  • Gail SEALY

    $25

  • LS

     

  • Boogy

    $20

  • Joanne Padgett

     

  • Robin in the dress

     

  • Shelley, Pat and Gabby Dice

    $50

  • Andrew Wildish

    $100

  • Lee-Anne Steele

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Opas family

    $40

  • David Lawrence

    $100

  • Neil & Kennah Robertson

    $100

  • AndyRoz

    $25

  • Melissa Hendrickson

    $40

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PLANT JAMAICA

Amount Raised

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46% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Melissa Hendrickson

Melissa Hendrickson

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

AndyRoz

AndyRoz

DONATION: $25

Rastafari! 3 years ago

Neil & Kennah Robertson

Neil & Kennah Robertson

DONATION: $100

Great works. 4 years ago

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

DONATION: $100

To support my country and an investment in the future of quality jamaican produce 4 years ago

Opas family

Opas family

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Lee-Anne Steele

Lee-Anne Steele

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Andrew Wildish

Andrew Wildish

DONATION: $100

To grow a nation, one must first feed a nation! 4 years ago

Shelley, Pat and Gabby Dice

Shelley, Pat and Gabby Dice

DONATION: $50

What a fabulous gift to Jamaica!!! Thanks to everyone involved in this effort!!!! 4 years ago

Robin in the dress

Robin in the dress

4 years ago

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