Help 20 million novice gardeners succeed worldwide

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Help inspire novice gardeners worldwide to succeed, by providing them location-tailored seed shares, ecologically sound planting patterns and a regional expert gardener support network online.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Between 15 and 20 million people in the US alone have tried and failed at gardening, due to many factors, including: misleading and overwhelming information, too many seeds, maladapted cultivars, problems in design and lay out, misunderstanding their growing site conditions, little to no communty support, a failure to design for needs and integration into lifestyle, etc. Some pay upwards of $1,000 and are left with the idea they have failed, while giving up a basic right to feed themselves.

How will this project solve this problem?

EcologicalUnit is growing gardeners with a novice-accessible global repository, providing bio-regional ecologically based site-specific planting patterns, seed shares and information, with a regional and online expert gardener network for support.

Potential Long Term Impact

Food insecurity can be reduced through each person growing some food. By removing the trial and error, reducing price, linking growers, teaching, making the gardens ecologically site-centered and using plants that grow well, people feed themselves.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,340

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,340 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Ursula Kochanowsky

Tallahassee, FL United States

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