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Urbanstead Fall 2016 Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

Urban Stead wrote -

(FNDC is Urbanstead's fiscal sponsor until we are approved for our own 501c3 status. We are under their umbrella and use their 501c3 status through this partnership. Rest assured that all donations made will solely benefit Urbanstead.)

Help Urbanstead reach its Fall fundraising goal!

Every dollar donated will go towards empowering local urban agriculture and the selfless individuals that make it possible. We cannot continue to do this work without your support! 

Learn more about Urbanstead at www.urbanstead.org

"Urbanstead is an urban farm that lets you express yourself because not a lot of places let you do that. It is hard work but it's doable and you need to get involved!" -Julie (Age 17) 2016 Summer Intern

How Your Donation Will Be Used

  • The Francisville Farm and Orchard Operations/Materials
  • Application fee for Urbanstead's individual 501c3 (non-profit) status! (We are currently under fiscal sponsorship of FNDC)
  • Directly Support Urbanstead's Youth Plots & Seedscapes Programs

              -Youth Stipends

              -Urbanstead Director Salary

              -Farm Manager Salary

              -Education Materials

              -Garden Building Materials

Our Mission: Urbanstead works to develop leadership and career skills in urban agriculture with young people in Philadelphia and are dedicated to empowering our neighborhoods with the knowledge and skills to affect change toward more sustainable communities.  

What We Do:

"Urbanstead is a safe place where you can go and let your mind off things while you learn and work, where it's ok to be different and make mistakes. You'll learn yourself and become a new person as you grow!"  -Sarah (Age 16) 2016 Summer Intern

Youth Plots 

Our program, Youth Plots, partners with local youth organizations in the community with a specific emphasis on our city's vulnerable youth.

Youth Plots trains young people in urban farming techniques through a hands on experience in the gardens. Our Youth Plots participants learn about plant botany, garden construction, healthy food choices and much more!

Seedscapes

Seedscapes is a new training initiative collaboration between Urbanstead and Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm with support from our many community partners. Seedscapes will operate alongside Urbanstead’s Youth Plots for younger students and Cloud 9’s adult workshops series to provide intergenerational learning, leadership, and teaching opportunities. Together we seek to support the development of community-driven urban farm projects that support food justice, entrepreneurship, stewardship of urban ecosystems and community cohesion. 

The Seedscapes Program works with young adults, ages 16-21 to provide a critical career skill-building experience by building food producing spaces in the ground, on rooftops and in aquaponics systems throughout the city for clients. Seedscapes’ trainees receive extensive training in urban agriculture techniques while developing valuable entrepreneurial and employment skills in team collaboration, project planning, organization, budgeting, business planning, customer service, time management, networking and more. This initiative strengthens the future of our neighborhoods and provides increased access to local fresh food grown by the community for the community.

Urbanstead Farm Stand

From June through November, we operate a weekly youth operated Farm Stand to sell our freshly grown produce, organically grown plants and value added products! 

Youth working at the Urbanstead Farm Stand learn how to operate a business through product staging, customer service, bookkeeping, accounting, and sales skills while providing fresh food options to their community. Unsold produce is donated to the community

We started Urbanstead because we believe that engaging our young people in the experience of urban farming is one of the best ways to create healthy futures and experience the lessons that they can apply to so many aspects of their lives. Our gardens are safe spaces for young people to work, play and grow.

The Team: $5,697 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Lisa Gaidanowicz

Amount Raised

$1,455

 

224% Raised of $650 Goal

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Anya Saretzky

Amount Raised

$1,252

 

125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Allison Modica

Amount Raised

$965

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Drew Martin

Amount Raised

$635

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Naret Eang

Amount Raised

$625

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Shira Cohen

Amount Raised

$225

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Jameka Smith

Amount Raised

$160

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Jacky Cheng

Amount Raised

$150

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