Yesterday we discussed how you can use Kickstarter to kickstart your personal philanthropy strategy. Here are 5 food projects that need your support this month.
1. Forage Kitchen is the first co-working space for food. More than a shared use kitchen, it will be a home for food makers, and a hub for the Bay Area food community. A philosophically focused space, where local food producers can start their projects with the support of others going through the same struggles. Last day to give: June 29th
2. Food Cycle: Building Soil with Pedal Power. Food Cycle, a project of Troy Bike Rescue and Collard City Growers, is a bicycle compost delivery project employing neighborhood youth, while diverting household and restaurant food and yard waste back into the ground on our urban farm all by way of the transportation of the future: The bicycle! Food Cycle will create a hyper-local compost network that lays the groundwork for a self-sustaining, scalable enterprise. We need the help of financial backers (you!) for initial investment. Last day to give: June 20th.
3. Freshmobile. We are raising funds to help retrofit the inside of our Freshmobile, a "market" on wheels that will bring healthy food options to underserved neighborhoods in Madison, WI that lie within a "food desert". These neighborhoods usually do not have a healthy food alternatives within easy access. We want to offer people living in these neighborhoods a means to making HEALTHY food choices by bringing this truck/trailer to their neighborhoods. Last day to give: June 24th.
4. Mobile Garden Project. The Mobile Garden Project is uniquely designed to let anyone grow their own food. We will grow gardens in old shopping carts and loan them out to families, classrooms, retirement homes, etc. Each garden will come equipped with the instructions and materials needed to grow food, and recipes with ideas for using the food. By supporting the Mobile Garden Project you're not only supporting this small project and helping us reach more folks in our area, you're also supporting the local community and economy, and organic agriculture. Last day to give: June 29th.
5. The Food Lab at Walker Jones. In the Spring of 2010, Walker Jones built DC's largest school garden. Since then, the faculty and staff have been able to incorporate the garden into their classes, teaching our kids the importance of growing and eating our own food. Our goal for the Walker Jones Food lab is to make this a full time, real working classroom, because we believe that improving test scores, and doing well in math and english and the sciences goes hand-in-hand with a healthy body. We pride ourselves in not being a “Home Ec” class, because we’re not here to teach the students the basics of baking and cooking. Last day to give: June 16th.