All donations are tax-deductible!
NFI operates an educational urban vegetable farm on almost half an acre of metro-accessible land in Northeast DC. We're teaching a hands-on, season-long training course in organic vegetable gardening, working with underserved teenagers, and maintaining a volunteer-run demonstration garden for community-wide gardening education. NFI has had over 450 different volunteers working on-site in the Fort Totten garden over the course of the 2012 growing season, and they performed over 1,700 volunteer hours in this garden alone! Everyone's hard work resulted in harvesting over 2,000 pounds of fresh organically-grown vegetables, over half of which was donated to DC Central Kitchen, Bread for the City, and other area non-profits for redistribution to their clients!
The Neighborhood Farm Initiative strongly believes in providing hands-on gardening experience to both volunteers and program participants, which, of course, requires considerable material input. We meet a substantial portion of our budgetary needs through in-kind material donations and pro bono work performed by both our own staff and our industrious interns & "super volunteers." However, from our land rental fees, to tools and soil amendments, from our irrigation system to deer fencing, and from curriculum development to publicity, NFI is a project with significant tangible costs. Our revenue is being raised through a combination of fundraising events, program fees, plant sales, and the generosity of donors like you! Every small donation helps us involve more participants in our work to cultivate a resourceful community of adults and teenagers working together to engage in small-scale food production.
In the spirit of the season, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible financial donation to our programming. If you're able to contribute, please make your check or money order payable to our sponsoring organization, "America the Beautiful Fund" (noting NFI in the memo line) and send it to:
Neighborhood Farm Initiative
Mailing Address: 6808 Laurel St, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Or, you can donate now online.
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Interested in volunteering? We'd love to see you out in the garden. There are several ways you can help us out and we're alwaays looking to meet new gardeners
Interested in donating? There are several ways for you to help us out.