Garden Bed Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor a Garden Bed at Birchview Elementary School
Please help Partridge Creek Farm provide edible landscaping and nutrition education to our community!
Community Bed Sponsorship Program:
Over the past five years, with the help of generous community members and local businesses, Partridge Creek Farm has built 52 raised beds at 4 community garden sites throughout downtown Ishpeming. These beds have provided thousands of pounds of fresh food and educational opportunities to students at the middle school and local residents.
In 2022, thanks to a small seed grant provided by The Whole Kids Foundation, we will be building an educational garden at Birchview Elementary School. The garden beds will be built and maintained by Partridge Creek Farm staff and the students at Birchview. Teachers in all grade levels will use the garden to provide hands-on, outdoor learning to their students in science, math, reading, and art. Partridge Creek Farm in partnership with MARESA Health Educators will also continue to provide robust nutrition and gardening education throughout the school year and summer.
In order to build the garden this spring, we need TEN business or individuals to step forward and provide a $1000 tax-deductible sponsorship for a garden bed (8- 4' x 12' x 2' beds and 2- ADA accessible beds are on the wish list). Each sponsored garden bed will feature a permanent sign including the name of the sponsoring business or person, Partridge Creek Farm's logo, and an inspirational garden quote. A commitment to this sponsorship also requires a yearly $300 tax-deductible donation to support continued programming and maintenance in perpetuity and will provide vital education for years to come!
Food grown in these beds will be distributed to the families of students at Birchview and eaten as part of lunch in the cafeteria.
Please contact May@partridgecreekfarm.org for more information or questions. Thank you!