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Fundraising Coordinator- Intergenerational Community Garden

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ORGANIZATION: SANKOFA GARDEN

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Fundraising Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced non-profit development professional/fundraiser who will help us in raising


OVERVIEW

Sankofa Garden is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, incorporated in California. We are founded by a licensed psychotherapist who envisioned a community garden as a therapeutic intervention. Through education, horticulture, art, and nutrition we provide community-based therapy.

African Americans have cultivated land for generations and have long known about and experienced its communal benefits. Our gardens will support emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Community gardens are a viable means of bringing fresh produce to the tables of residents in these urban food deserts to combat this disparity. Spending time cultivating plants also provides an inexpensive dose of nature therapy with a wide variety of positive impacts outside of improved food access. On average, people who garden or are exposed to gardening tend to eat more fruits and vegetables daily.

Our gardens will provide a variety of mental health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, increased social engagement and productivity, decreased social isolation, health benefits, and increased satisfaction and quality of life. We hope to foster "neighborhood attachment," an emotional bond to neighborhoods that promote individual involvement in the community

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About SANKOFA GARDEN

Location:

1714 FRANKIN ST 411, OAKLAND, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Sankofa Garden is 501(c)3 nonprofit, incorporated in California. We are founded by a licensed psychotherapist who envisioned a community garden as a therapeutic intervention. Through education, horticulture, art, and nutrition we provide community-based therapy.

Description

Our first and flagship location at the California Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Places, is an 8000 sq/ft sensory garden and food-producing greenspace. At the African American Arts & Cultural Complex in San Francisco, we will develop a 12-bed sensory garden. To support our smaller growing efforts, we have leased 2 acres of farmland from a Black farmer, in Elk Grove, CA, to supply our seeds, starters, soil, and produce.

African Americans have cultivated land for generations and have long known about and experienced its communal benefits. Our gardens will support emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Community gardens are a viable means of bringing fresh produce to the tables of residents in these urban food deserts to combat this disparity. Spending time cultivating plants also provides an inexpensive dose of nature therapy with a wide variety of positive impacts outside of improved food access. On average, people who garden or are exposed to gardening tend to eat more fruits and vegetables daily. Under the guidance of the community, farmers, gardeners, coaches, and mental health professionals, we will integrate healing, restoration, multisensory stimulation, and food growing. Sankofa Garden will implement our mission with several programs;

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-5 hours per week, very flexible

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