The Joy of Growing
The Joy of Sharing
This year consider a gift that will multiply access to local, nutritious food, and build capacity for small-scale food production, while honoring Immokalee's food culture.
Your gift, combined with others, will be used to support the work of Cultivate Abundance.
Below are examples of how your generosity can bless the Immokalee farmworker community.
Home Container Garden Set $25
Farmworker families, most living in rented trailers with little land and water access, report significant benefits from container garden sets consisting of a 5-gallon bucket, three dish pans, potting mix, organic fertilizer and vegetable seedlings.
Battery-Powered Four-Zone Irrigation Timer $55
Easily attached to conveniently-located outside spigots, these programmable timers enable up to four zones within a garden to be watered automatically at different times of the day for both convenience and efficiency of water application.
Set of Garden Tools $250
Cultivate Abundance staff and volunteers produce and harvest tons of food each year, meaning considerable wear and tear on tools such as pruners, shovels, hoes, wheelbarrows, and telescopic fruit pickers.
Local Workshop $300
Local workshops enable participants to exchange practical knowledge and skills related to growing and preparing healthy food that reflects Immokalee's cultural diversity
12-Cubic Yards of Compost or Mulch $500
Our partner gardeners, using natural food production approaches, depend on compost to improve/maintain the poor, sandy soil of SW Florida as well as mulch to help keep weeds under control.
Food and Culture Radio Broadcasts $1,000
In conjunction with a community radio station, Cultivate Abundance is planning to offer monthly/bimonthly Spanish-language broadcasts that honor the local food culture and highlight healthy small-scale food production and preparation.
New Partner Garden/Orchard $1500
As Cultivate Abundance owns no property, we depend on partnerships with institutions (e.g., churches, nonprofits) and families with at least 0.1 acres of land to spare. Through the purchase of topsoil, compost, mulch, fruit trees and a basic irrigation system, partners can be assisted with establishing productive tropical gardens and/or fruit orchards that benefit them and their farmworker neighbors
Cargo Van for Produce Pick Up and Delivery $35,000
To increase food access in the Immokalee food desert, Cultivate Abundance currently depends on a 20-year-old pickup truck for delivery of over 15 tons of produce each year from across three Southwest Florida counties. An air-conditioned cargo van will increase the amount of food we can transport while keeping the produce cool during delivery.