Help us build a commercial-scale aquaponics teaching greenhouse for fresh, local produce & chemical and hormone free fish.
Grow Hope Farm of Fair Share Urban Growers is located in the food desert of East Chattanooga by Hope For the Inner City.
The Grow Hope Urban Youth Farm launched in the summer of 2014 and it was awesome! We spaded up hundreds of square feet for cultivation next year. We are ready to teach Chattanoogans how to grow their own food- From starting seeds to making compost to planting and harvesting, marketing and operating a farmstand! We are also ready to spark the conversation about issues of food justice in low-income neighborhoods of our city where so many urban residents lack access to fresh, local, nutritious food.
Your street address should not determine the amount of nutrition available to your household. Everyone in the city, no matter what neighborhood you live in should have a choice in what they want to buy and serve to their family. With no grocery store within miles of your house, you have no choice. That's an injustice.
By providing even one little farmstand for neighbors to come to and buy culturally appropriate, locally grown fresh food is one small step toward justice. Through our partnership with Hope For the Inner City, the Grow Hope Urban Youth Farm is not only providing food that's good for the neighborhood, but also serves as a gang-prevention activity and empowers the youngstas to give back to the community and move the good food revolution one step closer to food justice.
We need to raise some funds and this is where you come in with your tax-deductible contribution is an investment in food security for Chattanooga.
Your donation helps us:
- Build a commercial scale aquaponics greenhouse
- Purchase fish to start the operation
- Recruit local farmpreneurs
- Purchase all the materials and seed for our greenhouse training operation, ensuring we can raise all the plants we need for the Grow Hope Farm as well as our plant sale in April;
- Increase our capacity to collect rainwater and install a solar-powered drip irrigation system;
- Increase the capacity of our composting operation to ensure good fertile growing soil;
Fund us! Grow hope!
To donate go to gofundme.com/growhope