To inform and/or update everybody on what is happening with Feed Dayton at the start of the 2010 planting season. This is a great opportunity for all of us to meet each other, face to face. We will also be providing information on what we are looking for from our volunteers and the community, as well as what you can expect from Feed Dayton.
Now picture this program growing large quantities of only a small variety of crops chosen specifically for their high nutrition value and quantity of harvest, rather than simply based on popularity or marketability.
What if this program engaged the residents from the nearby low income communities to come in and do the harvesting in exchange for keeping a portion of what they picked . . . 80% given to the agencies that feed people . . . 20% kept by those doing the picking.
What if this program dramatically lowered expenses by collecting valuable compostable materials from throughout the community such as leaves, grass clippings, and wood chips, as well as horse manure, fish from the nearby rivers, and other organic fertilizers.
Want to know more? Feed Dayton is a local Urban Farming Program that is growing fresh produce for members of our community who are struggling during today’s difficult times.There will be a volunteer meeting on Thurs, March 18th at 6:30pm at the Life Enrichment Center on 425 North Findlay Street in Dayton.
Purpose of this meeting: