by J Jarrod Layton
Ended on August 24th 2016
Organic City Farms is creating a Mobile Organic Garden & Exclusive Website to educate kids on the benefits of growing Organic Produce at home and at school.
Teaching Kids Life Skills for a Healthier Future!
As kids learn best by seeing and doing, this project will be able to teach kids important life skills that they can carry with for the rest oftheir life, and who knows maybe it will inspire some of the kids into a career in renewable energy or enviromental gardening design.
The second project is to create an exclusive learning website for kids to access all the gardening information & tips they need to grow organic produce at home and at school. This information will be provided in a fun way with lots of activities and garden projects they can do at home and at school for that matter.
Eating fresh Organic Produce should not be a choice based on a financial situation. It should be readilly available for everyone, including kids. Learning how to grow it at home is the answer!
Hi my name is Jarrod Layton and I have spent the last 25 years working as a retail manager in the Hardware industry. I have always had a passion for Organic Gardening and Construction of furniture and other items for inside & outside the home. 3 years ago I was involved in a terrible workplace accident that has changed my life forever as I am unable to work in a field that I have always loved. My disability caused me to look for other avenues to support my family as I am unable to do so many things physically that I used to. The one strength I have always had is my knowledge of Organic Gardening, Constuction & Leadership so I needed to find something where I could use my mind instead of my body.
I have 2 girls aged 8 & 11 who are both fit & healthy but when I looked around at school I saw so many kids that were making the wrong decisions on what they ate, causing so many health problems today and in the future. After researching this I found out that the majority of kids are in the same situation and face major health problems as they grow up. I then knew what I was going to do with my life and that was to teach our kids how easy it is to ‘ Grow Your Own ‘ Organic food at home.
I started developing products for home gardening and created a business called Organic City Farms. I have also developed a school incursion program to be able to go into schools and teach kids all about planting and growing organic seedlings. I made the program very affordable starting at only $3 as I wanted to get the message across that it was time for a change. We have started working with schools in Wyndham and are now spreading our program across Melbourne and soon other capital cities as well. Now I want to take this program a step further by creating a Mobile Organic Garden that can be taken around to the schools with our program to help inspire kids to start growing organic food at home.
Grab one of our great rewards! We have a variety of rewards to choose from, at various levels so everyone can get involved!
From packets of Organic Seeds that suit your local area, Organic Garden Starter Kits, and visits from our Mobile Garden with different programs perfect for kids, you pledges for these rewards will directly back our project!
Your support will go direct to creating the Mobile Garden and Kid’s Club Website. Our budget for this project is:
Our major challenge is to raise all of the required funds to complete the project as described, as the design and build of trailer and website has already been researched.
An additional goal is to also provide an ipad app to go with our website if we can raise the additional funds required for this.
How long do you estimate it will take to complete the trailer and website? The Trailer and Website will have a 3 month schedule for completion after funds have been raised.
How do I keep uptodate on progress? Regular updates of progress will be posted here and on our Facebook Page OrganicCityFarms.
How do I book the trailer to visit my school or home? For more Information or to organise a booking for your school to have the Mobile Garden visit, you can contact us here via Facebook or on ourwebsite www.organiccityfarms.com.au
When will rewards be sent out? Rewards will be dispatched 30 -120 days after completion of the Crowd Funding Program. Time frame depends on which reward is to be sent out
How do I get involved? If you would like to get involved with our Project or our School Programs, we would love to hear from you. Just send us a message via Facebook or our Website.
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