Good Morning Michael!
Thank you for asking ... being a newbie at crowd funding - the focus of the description got disjointed and I am working to get it edited for clarity - so I thank you for taking the time to ask. The changes are in place and photos too!
I need to buy many items for the garden from the straw bales, to soaker hoses, fix the outside water spigot (which I just found out yesterday broke with the deep freeze we had this winter) the seedlings (organic and GMO free) the support brackets for the climbing plants, gardening tools, rain collection barrels, lady bugs, some soil, gloves for the volunteers, I want to give each person that is receiving food for their family from the local food pantries a free copy of the recipe book Good and Cheap - How to eat on $4/day by Leanne Brown as well as cooking lessons and nutrition education and so much more.
I need to separate the space from the neighbors property so I will need to build a fence which I want to make a living fence with wooden pallets and landscape fabric so I can put soil in along with more plants and make every possible area available to grow food.
I have included photos so you can see what it looks like today - what I am working with. Since it is all cement - the straw bales are a perfect option - and will show others that there are work arounds, affordable ones, that are available.
Please feel free to ask me any other questions, and again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tell you more about the plans.
Jennifer Burns Katafigiotis