Arkansas Gives is coming up and this we are focusing all our energy into raising funds for the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project, our community garden!
Arkansas Gives is a statewide single day of giving, when people are encouraged to support their favorite nonprofits by donating online through the Arkansas Gives website. 100% of the funds we raise on April 7th between 8am and 8pm will benefit the Urban Farm Project and qualify us for prizes and bonus dollars.
The garden, located behind the public library in Conway, started in 2010 as three small plots of land. Since then, the community has transformed it into a full fledged urban farm that encourages people to get their hands dirty and learn about the importance of growing, cooking and eating local food.
Through our programs like the weekly children's garden club, our annual festivals, workshops, seed swaps and community outreach events, the garden benefits a very wide and diverse population. In the last two years, we have donated over 500 pounds of fresh produce to the St. Peter's Food Pantry, provided garden-based nutrition education to more than 200 kids, logged over 500 hours of volunteer service, and reached hundreds of people during our festivals and special events.
We need your help to continue providing these free services to our community, and to keep growing this important educational asset for our community. The garden brings people together, teaches them how to better care for their plants, their health, each other, and the planet! We hope that on April 7th, we can count on your support to keep growing the love for our beloved community garden.