Progress of the Acre

200 lbs of compost...
4 sq.ft. of the acre sponsored...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


$570 in donations for The Waiverly Projects and Week on the Street...
11 lbs in our aluminum can drive (and that is just overnight)...
10 square feet of the Acre sponsored...

Our goal for Week on the Street has been set at $1500.  People wonder where that money goes and why so here is the breakdown.

$100 for communication (phone and internet over that week),
$350 for food for Stand Up for Kids dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (dinner for approx. 40 teens)
$250 for food for Eli and the crew throughout the week.
$100 for transportation.  Eli will travel via Marta as well as gas for others helping to bring things in.
$150 for advertising, Fliers, posters, supplies, brochures.
$50 for emergencies.
$250 for blankets
$250 for hygiene items to be distributed to the homeless.

These are pretty stingy approximations.  Please help us reach this goal and watch for refinements as we get closer to the day!  Every dime of your donation is going to direct action and we are thankful for it.

Thank you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Creativity...and coffee grounds.

The major thing that I have found in everything that we have been working on is that the old axiom is true, neccesity is indeed, the mother of invention.  The work that we are  doing is calling upon every ounce of improvisation that we can muster.  It is very interesting to think that coffee grounds, for instance, are excellent for the garden, but literally tons of the stuff wrapped in plastic and thrown into landfills on a daily basis.
   I have been having the most trouble with ants lately.  Apparently they eat them...and die.  I guess their poor little hearts can't take all of the caffeine.  They can be used to deodorizer, mixed with soap to exfoliate, used as a dye for hair, or fake tattoos for the kids.  Think about the other things that we simply toss out and what we could do with it...hmmm.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Lot? Why not?

   We are currently working with a local school to get this lot and turn it into a community garden.   It is adjacent to a school that teaches pre-kindergarten and daycare.  Wouldn't it be a great thing to be able to teach kids at a young age about the virtues of great gardening and sustainability?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thank you for joining us!

   Thank you for reading this.  We think this will be a very good program.  Getting involved with gardening and even working with the earth is about developing a connection.  Through gardening and farming we develop a relationship with the ground and our food, whether we are growing food or just decorative plants, whether we are feeding ourselves or our souls.  Thank you for coming on this first step.  When the acre is complete, you can say you were there at the beginning!