We will make, harvest, and continue to keep a school garden through working with local primary school students. There will be ongoing garden up-keep and re-plantings happening throughout the year.
Project Rousseau organises regular brunches at the Grand Central Neighborhood homeless shelter, facilitated by our staff and run by our students. We are looking to raise money to fund our brunches, which cost $275 each. A mini-grant of $200 would cover the majority of our costs for our brunch on October 8, and would ensure that both residents of the shelter and our students are able to have a meaningful and enriching experience.
With the Roots & Shoots $200 mini grant, I will put together menstrual hygiene product "kits" for the food pantry/assistance program. These "kits" will contain items such as pads, tampons, underwear, bar soap, and toothpaste. I will also be sewing reusable cloth pads, since they can alleviate the costs of disposable menstrual hygiene products. After talking with the food pantry director, we decided to start out with 20 pads as a trial period. I will also be creating informational pamphlets about menstruation and the menstrual movement for community members.
We will meet with restaurant management, owners, and distributers to achieve these goals over time. We will also reach out to volunteer organizations in an effort to increase our manpower and thus timeframe of the overall project.
We will visit individual restaurants and ask them to donate anything they can to the foodbank that we help at regularly. We hope to receive a lot of support in this endeavor as we plan, in the long term, to try and find a way to help these families stave off hunger.
Our goal last year at Accelere was to make a laboratory to grow out tilapia for our shelters. Mllard Extension students discovered how to breed the fish to keep this project as a sustainable food source for communities. Our goal is to be a resource for communities on how to make these sustainable farming.
It is a film documentary project that will be divided in chapters. The first one will deal with food and energy inputs and how this energy is processed by the urban ecosystem, nurturing the whole bunch of especies that live and interact in the ecosystem. The project will be produced in July 2017 and we will need a group of collaborators for that matter. Volunteers interested in film making and our environment, please, do not hesitate to contact me.
our wish is to help poor people by giving them food and water.
We are going to collect food and create snack bags for homeless children who are in an after school care environment.
To complete this project, we applied for (and received!) two small grants to help with purchasing supplies. We researched and selected the most appropriate structure for our budget. We also met with our cafeteria service in regards to the farm-to-table portion of the project. And, of course, we had a community build date when we raised the structure!