As you may be aware, a majority of the developing world has been reeling under a terrible agrarian crisis for decades. The cause of these are many: Soil quality has depreciation due to rampant use of GMO seeds which require persistent use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, lackadaisical economic & regulatory policies, high cost of production, and erratic climatic conditions, to name a few.
Cultivate the City mission is to help alleviate some of these challenges faced by farmers worldwide. We do this through supporting a non-profit organization: "Chetana Vikas" from Central India. https://www.facebook.com/ChetanaVikasWardha/
Chetana Vikas has been working at the grass root level in bringing back the selective methods in traditional farming techniques, with scientifically sound and sustainable practices that allow farmers to grow crops that are suited to their geographic region. Their model is focused on making the farmers self-reliant to grow their crops without having to depend on expensive seeds/fertilizers from large corporations.
Along with farming initiatives, Chetana Vikas also works in empowering and rehabilitating deserted/abused women.
This fundraising event will directly assist the work done by Chetana-Vikas. We will present some of the success stories of the work Chetana Vikas has done and the projects they are currently working on.
You can also contribute to Chetana-Vikas' work using Paypal (search for firstname.lastname@example.org). All proceeds will go to Chetana-Vikas, there are no administrative or marketing overhead costs. Every single dollar benefits the farmers and women served by Chetana-Vikas. You will receive a detailed report on how your generous donations have been used. Thank you.
We will be serving appetizers made using the produce grown by Cultivate the City along with refreshing summer drinks.
The event is open to all, including children!
This is a ticketed event. Donations to Chetana Vikas or the School Garden Fund are not equivilent to event tickets.