Help Me Raise $2,500 to Build a School Garden in Brooklyn | Rachel Begun, MS, RD

For those of you who follow me regularly, you know how passionate I am about supporting local food systems and encouraging healthy eating, and they do go hand in hand.

So, I jumped at the chance to raise $2,500 to plant a garden at the PS 24 K School in Brooklyn, NY.  I just need a little help, from YOU!

PS 24 K School in Brooklyn, NY

PS 24 K School in Brooklyn, NY

As part of the PS 24 K School Garden program, children will be taught how to plant and harvest vegetables, while learning about their health benefits.  They will then participate first-hand in preparing these vegetables for snacks and meals, discovering how delicious they are. These are skills that last a lifetime. The children who participate then share their knowledge with their parents and the community, increasing nutrition awareness and encouraging healthy eating.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $2,500 between JANUARY 21ST and FEBRUARY 28TH.  That means just $10 from 250 people.

IT’S COMPLETELY DOABLE, AND THE BENEFITS THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR COMMUNITY WILL RECEIVE WILL LAST A LIFETIME.

Children of the PS 24 K School Garden

Children of the PS 24 K School Garden

My effort isn’t solo.  The Whole Kids FoundationPACT and Indiegogo have teamed up to help those dedicated to building gardens in their communities raise money for the effort. They are aiming to raise $200,000 total for 100 community gardens across the country.

SO, I ASK YOU TO PLEASE DONATE TO THIS WONDERFUL CAUSE. IN RETURN FOR YOUR DONATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE GREAT GIFTS FROM PACT (SEE BELOW).

CLICK HERE TO DONATE BY FEBRUARY 28TH, as well as learn more about the Urban Gardens Across American Campaign.

THANK YOU!

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