(Generously Invest in Vital Entities)
What will your donation money support:
G.I.V.E. funding will be used to help cover staff and supply expenses related to gardening with children and families during the 2019 gardening season. This would include the Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative container garden, 2 community garden plots, and the pollinator and medicine gardens at Harrison Park (5 gardens total). The children and families that garden on site and in the Harrison Community Garden plot, including staff, are estimated at 25-30 people, and they typically garden with 3-5 children in the Emerald Community Garden. LPCFC also works with UMD Public Health students, summer youth groups like YouthWorks and UpWard Bound, as well as the St. Louis County Juvenile Work Crew to help care for the pollinator and Ojibwe traditional medicine gardens, as well as other chores that need to be completed regarding the garden spaces (90+ volunteers and 500+ volunteer hours). There they grow a variety of flowers, herbs, produce, and traditional medicines. LPCFC also hosts small workshops at the medicine garden during the Lincoln Park Farmers Market to educate community members on the plants and their use.
Who will benefit?
Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative intentionally partners with the Lincoln Park community to cultivate a diverse environment by accepting people from all ethnic, faith, LGBTQAI2S+, economic status, and cultural backgrounds. All children and families are welcome to join together to strategically strengthen the inclusiveness and collaboration of the neighborhood.