At Sweet Water Foundation, our mission is to educate for resilient communities through sustainable urban agriculture practices. We do this by developing and delivering intergenerational and interdisciplinary educational programming. Sweet Water Foundation incorporates historical, technological, scientific, artistic, and cultural components into a project-based learning approach. Students who participate in our programming walk away with relevant skill-sets that will prepare them for both their academic and career futures, particularly as we move toward a “green-collar” economy.
As cultural, economic, and educational momentum builds, Sweet Water Foundation’s vision for a sustainable future continues to unfold. In its first few years of existence, Sweet Water Foundation has already reached over 100 schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Please consider donating to Sweet Water Foundation so that we can reach more communities in 2013 and beyond. Your support will allow Sweet Water Foundation to continue this timely and important work:
- $5 – buys goldfish and seeds for a miniature classroom aquaponics system
- $25 – gives the book “Aquaponic Gardening” by Sylvia Bernstein to a teacher or student
- $50 – builds a worm composting box for a school classroom
- $100 – constructs a 4’x8’ raised vegetable garden bed in a neighbor’s yard
- $150 – converts an empty 30-gallon aquarium tank into a living aquaponic ecosystem
- $500 – creates a hoop house to extend the growing season of a community garden
- $1,000 – runs a full day aquaponics workshop for teachers or community members
- $2,500 – builds an aquaponics lab at a local school
- $5,000 – sponsors a school’s participation in the Seed to Table Project for an entire year
The strength of Sweet Water Foundation comes from supporters and believers like you, who know the importance of our work and have stepped up to make a difference. No matter what sized donation you can make, your gift is meaningful.