East Fort Worth Montessori Gardens

A campaign by Chowgene Koay

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Successfully funded on April 28, 2016
A campaign by Chowgene Koay
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    A personalized thank you card that shows how you're impacting our children's lives.

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    We appreciate the contribution and your willingness to educate our children and community. In exchange, we will send a personalized thank you card as well as a self-watering wine bottle planter.

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    We are grateful that you are willing to educate our children, provide a safe habitat for animals, and to provide a space for people to witness permaculture in action. In exchange, we will send you a personalized thank you card, a wine bottle planter, and seasonal updates.

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  • Contribute $200 or more

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    We are grateful that you are willing to educate our children, provide a safe habitat for animals, and to provide a space for people to witness permaculture in action. In exchange, we will send you a personalized thank you card, a wine bottle planter, seasonal updates on the progress at the school and a comprehensive design of this school garden.

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In 2011, I came across East Fort Worth Montessori Academy. The place was teaming with energy, life and enthusiasm. Monarch butterflies travel through on their way to Canada and Mexico, chickens scratch and pluck the ground for insects and bug, and children experience a hands on environment that impacts them for the rest of their life. 

The Beginning -2011

Before it was a garden, the site was once a concrete tennis ball court. The blacktop was removed with small chunks remaining to be found at later days and times. Many wheelbarrow loads later, the garden is transforming and growing into a place that supports life and learning.

Progress - April 2014


The Future- 2016 and Beyond

The school is still in its infancy stages to be a model of regenerative practices. The school houses a population of at risk children. Over 90% of them are on free and reduced lunch. We envision a space where children can learn how to grow food and have their nutritional needs met so their bodies and minds are able to learn the information that they will be using in school and in our world.

Installing Infrastructure and Teaching Our Community

The first step in teaching our children to grow food is to setup the environment for vegetable production. Installing drip irrigation will help to conserve water, time and energy. This is also an opportunity to teach our community how to install a system for their own home garden, place of business, or community organization.

Allocation of Funds

- Buy Parts for the Drip Irrigation
- Additional Funds will be used to help build animal habitats for the rabbits, chickens and goats