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Jovial Concepts

1 in 4 working families in Colorado do not have enough food to meet their basic needs - you can provide a family with fresh produce for a whole month by making a $29 donation today!

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The Co-op at 1st

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

The Co-op at 1st will be a community space that works to provide job trainings and space to implement skills learned at these trainings. A community run grocery store will be a focal point, along side a commissary kitchen. Trainings will meet department of health standards.

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Jovial Gardens

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Families
Homeless
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent

Description

The Jovial Organic Gardens project has been developed to provide education in healthy and sustainable living, to create accessibility to high quality food for those in need, and to unify communities around the common goal of creatively increasing resource independence.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We have expanded to include and elementary greenhouse program with over 40 students, learning to grow their own food from seed to cafeteria. We donate over 2,500 lbs of produce in our first year of the program, and have more than doubled the amount of donated land in our second year. With twice the space and twice the volunteers, we expect o produce over 5,000 lbs of produce, feed over 250 families, educate over 40 homeowners on how to use their own property in a way that supports the environment and provides essential resources for their family and community, and educating over 300 volunteers in best garden practices.

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