Saturday, March 6, 2010

Vote for Our Community Gardens on Pepsi Refresh!

So I've mentioned here before that my good friend Amelia and I have been talking and planning and thinking and writing about a community garden/community supported agriculture idea for Norfolk.  We've gone so far as to put a proposal into the city, which they have already given us positive feed back on, but we will have to find our own funding.  It's just not in the budget with the city stretched in this economic time.

On a whim Amelia applied to the Pepsi Refresh program that is giving away 1.3 million dollars EVERY MONTH!  We got the notice that our idea had been accepted to vote on and starting out in 189th place we've been steadily climbing toward the top.  This morning we were 59th, but we still have a ways to go in order to make this happen.  At the end of the month the top ten proposals are announced as the winners!

Amelia has been fielding calls and emails of interest from individuals, teachers and schools, the city, ODU, you name it - so many people want to help us bring our ideas to fruition, now we just need to get out there and VOTE!  You can vote once a day from as many email accounts as you have.  Send it to your friends on Facebook and Twitter, email your friends and family, every vote counts.  Norfolk is in desperate need of this kind of community supported project.  The food, the green space, the involvement on a community level - there are so many amazing benefits that our plans would have.  Thank you for all your help!