Purpose and Rationale: We have had students studying hunger and creating a community garden over the past 2 years. They have the materials they need, location of the garden and the types of foods that they should grow based on numerous conversations with CISD food services, others in the district that have created a community garden, and CHS9 administration. They estimate around $4000 for completion of the project, and lost fund raising due to the onset of the pandemic. We will attempt to raise any funds not covered by a grant as is true with the food pantry that accompanies the garden.
Strategy: Students already have a feasible implementation plan. Once we get the garden functional, students will tend the garden as part of their service hours for our Career and Technical Student Organization -Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), and also each year we will do a sutainability project.
External Resources: CISD Food Services, Others in the district that have food gardens & CHS9 Administrators
Evaluation Summary: Completion of the garden and producing foods to be distributed to those in need in the community.
Estimated Completion Date: May 2021
Items you plan to purchase with grant money:
Wood and construction tools for 8 food boxes
Soil for the boxes
Seeds for the crops
The minimum amount I need to get started on this grant is $3158