We want to expand the Humboldt Park/Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Edible Garden to eradicate the food desert and reenergize the community with wholesome, organic produce! We are looking for sponsors to donate $10 to $200. In exchange, those donors will receive an equivalent amount from the harvest, fruits and
We will need to fund the following:
28 yards of soil
3440 sq ft of fabric
1 box of garden staples
renting the sod cutter
3 peach trees
2 apple trees
2 pear trees
The concept is to build mound-beds and incorporate fruit bearing trees, which will increase the growing area to from 1,114 sq ft. to 3,114 sq ft. The original garden was founded in 2009 by a group of students from Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School and the Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC).
The Edible Garden will be a learning site for parents and families to reconnect with traditional food cultivation and identify organic gardening practices and build home gardens.
This engagement will reinforce the commitment to sustainable food production in our community. In addition, the community partnerships will extend the practices of agricultural sustainability that will benefit our community.
This is going to be our central edible garden for our community, for Albizu Campos High School and for PRCC. Please donate to this effort.