Train organic farmers in low-income communities

by Revision International

Summary

This project trains residents in low-income communities in Denver how to grow fresh, organic produce for their families, and to earn a sustainable livelihood by creating a community farmers market.
$195
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

We are addressing the epidemic of a lack of healthy food in low-income and underserved neighborhoods, which further perpetuates a cycle of poverty, poor health, and violence. The USDA estimates that 44 million Americans (500,000 in Denver) are food insecure. In Westwood, a neighborhood in SW Denver with a total population of 16,000 residents – 24% below Federal poverty levels - there is not one grocery store. As a result, 15% of residents have diabetes, and 78% are overweight or obese.

Solution

This systemic cycle can be reversed through a comprehensive community food project that includes food production through backyard gardens and community urban farms, distribution through neighborhood markets, and education on food and nutrition.

Long-Term Impact

We plan to initiate a Community Food Project in 11 communities, which will produce over 100,000 pounds of food for over 5,000 families. The result will be an increase in healthy eating and a dramatic decline in diet-related illness.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.revisioninternational.org

Organization Information

Revision International

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.revisioninternational.org
Project Leader:
Eric Kornacki
Denver, CO United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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