Organization's summary: Let's Grow Crazy started supporting the Palo Pinto County, Texas local food network in March of 2021 by building green garden spaces for community members, families and individuals to come learn, grow and socialize. They believe that connecting people to where their food comes from will have positive, generational health impacts in our community. They emphasize the importance of empowering and developing health and agriculture leaders so they have included schools, educators and children in the designing of our gardens and events to ensure these spaces will be for students of all ages and abilities to gain hands-on, educational experiences.
Project description: The Mineral Wells Rotary Club will assist Let's Grow Crazy with the development of educational raised beds which will be the very first community garden in the heart of downtown. The community garden section will have 3 feet tall raised garden beds, each with their own spigot, and will be available to schools and community members starting in Spring of 2022. This section will include a tool shed, shade trees and flowers, and a small gathering space with tables and chairs. The education features in the community garden section will be plant ID markers, sensory stations, and opportunities for intergenerational learning.
Rotary member engagement: Rotary members will support Let's Grow Crazy by providing lawn maintenance (or beautifying the garden, or ~5 service hours) before the third weekend of the month.
Budget overview: Rotary Clubs financial support will provide the materials needed to build and fill 10 garden beds and plant the gardens' very first shade trees to gather under.
Project funds for materials needed for community beds:
Materials Needed Quantity Cost
2x6x12 Treated Pines 45 $500.00
4x4x12 Treated Pines 10 $150.00
1x4x12 Common Board 40 $530.00
#9 3" Outdoor Decking Screws 4 (5lb) $145.00
1/2 Staples (1000 pk) 2 25.00
1x300 PEX Water Pipe 1 250.00
1"90 degree barb pipe fitting 1 50.00
1" T Barb Pipe Fitting 1 55.00
1" PEX Cinch Rings 2 90.00
1" 2 Hole Pipe Strap 3 105.00
Freeze Resistant Water Spigot 10 500.00
Organic Planting Soil 20 yards 1,100.00
Shade Tree 2 700.00
Total Cost 4,200.00