Urban Gardens From the Seeds of Their Pants
February 10, 2013 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
In their largest community project to date, and the first of its kind partnership between a non-profit, a brand and a global crowdfunding platform, the socially conscious underwear company, PACT, has teamed up with the Whole Kids Foundation and the crowdsourcing platform, Indiegogo, to build 100 sustainable urban gardens across America.
Through their combined efforts and the crowdsourcing campaign through which they have already raised $46,578 for 69 gardens, the goal for spring 2013 is to drive change through local communities around the country by establishing local gardens to offer greater access to healthy food and at the same time empowering adults and children in those communities to actively experience the process of growing food from seed to plate.
PACT, a company which runs “PACTivist” campaigns to support social causes, is offering a free organic cotton basic for every donation.
Undieagogo: PACT’s campaigns for the 100 Urban Gardens Campaign…
The Whole Kids Foundation is facilitating the grants and providing online resources. Since 2011, in partnership with FoodCorps, the Foundation has awarded 1000 grants of $2000 each through their annual School Gardens Grant Program.
Through the crowdsourcing platform, Indiegogo, you can make donations until Feb. 28 to fund your local garden, another garden anywhere in the country, or both. Each garden will be run by a dedicated local community activist.