Due to operational changes at the Dakota Street Center, that will no longer be the home for our community garden in 2021. We’re so happy that we were able to share the community garden with them for a couple months in 2020 so that we have a better idea of what to expect. Consider it a dry run !
Finding a garden to take over this year with covid going on was a huge task and we did our best but every plan and agreement eventually fell through. Many people were rightfully concerned about who would be responsible if a volunteer got sick and they just weren’t willing to take the risk. Other gardens we just found it extremely difficult to get into contact with an owner at all.
As a result we are back to raising money. That way we can purchase our own lot of land and retain full control over the safety of it. We also want programs associated with it. The hope is to be able to get land in West Dayton in time to start the new gardening season off the right way. We can only do so with your help !
For The Love of Dayton
There are a few ways to help us raise the $3000. That’s the total needed to have a full sized, free community garden in West Dayton:
- Purchase merch ! We have hoodies and t-shirts for both children and adults as well as onesies and backpacks. Https://MindysPlanet.org/merch
2. Subscribe to our village via Patreon ! There are tiers starting at just $1 a month to pay it forward and give back to the community. Https://Patreon.com/MindysPlanet
3. Occasional fundraisers ! Just like we had the pies from Dayton FlyPies over summer, we will have them in the future along with buckeyes and cheesecake from other local businesses ! The flyer for our current fundraiser is at the bottom of the blog.
4. We are always accepting donations and suggestions for how we can get funding as well ! Https://Cash.app/MindysPlanet