Urban Teaching Gardens - Youth Outreach

by Good Vibes Movement, a 501c3 nonprofit

Our gardens are in great need of upgrades! One time purchases we are fundraising for:

  • A pergola for kids to escape to the shade from the hot summer sun.
  • A retaining wall 
  • Water! Can you believe we've been growing an orchard & gardens without water service? We haul in the water all summer. 

At our neighborhood gardens we provide youth the skills and knowledge for a sustainable lifestyle and the therapeutic act of gardening. We teach them to grow their own healthy foods, as well as skills for improved employability such as planning, implementing, and assessing results. Through mentorship they learn communication and teamwork.  Our gardens serve the Riverbend and King/Irving neighborhoods, an area high risk for food insecurities where many youths live below poverty level. Funding is needed for improvements to our garden and orchard, as well as youth programming for the season and supplies needed such as mulch and seeds. 

*Amounts over $500 please pay by check (subject: gardens) to avoid greater processing fees online. c/o Maya 1600 6th Ave DSM IA 50314 or email for questions maya@goodvibesmovement.org ...Thank you for your support!

All contributions receive a receipt that can be used for tax purposes.

Through this project Forest Ave Outreach / Good Vibes Movement 501c3 is invested in land management, Youth Outreach, wellbeing of underrepresented youth, neighborhood improvement, community building, sustainable living, increasing teens employability, and diversity equity & inclusion.

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