Last year after I was laid off due to Covid, I built and tended a 900 square foot garden on property owned but unused by a local church. The produce grown on the garden was donated to a local homeless shelter and given directly to those in need. The project worked well - almost 1,000 lbs grown and given away. This year, we've been given a disassembled 16 x 32 foot greenhouse that needs some work. Our goal is to raise it by March so we can use it for plant starts and then - going forward - to grow winter crops. We have a modest budget for this, and are looking for creative fundraising ideas. Also, last year this was pretty much a solo project but this year I would like to significantly increase volunteer participation. As I said, I was unemployed so if I had to spend 6 hours a day there, I did. Any suggestions are appreciated. & thanks in advance. I've added a few pictures to show the scale of the garden.
The beds the day after being built. No fence yet. Total growing area is 896 sq ft. Wood donated by a local building company and the soil by a construction company.
The garden mid June with the fence up. Tomatoes planted and more donated plants ready to transplant (A local garden center was great about giving us plants). We grew squash, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and herbs.
One of many trays of produce donated. When we gave produce to the Mission, we collected and delivered it in aluminum trays because they could also be used for cooking.
The donated greenhouse during disassembly.