Ride For School Gardens is an alternative spring break bicycle tour fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support school gardens in AZ

Sam and Tim are returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are continuing their activism domestically by supporting school gardens.

Tim works closely with the school gardens at Kinsey Elementary School in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Our goal is to bicycle 250 miles in Northern California, to raise awareness for the importance of school gardens as supplementary educational tools. With your help, we hope to raise $5,000 to support the schools' independent gardening programs.

Thank you for sponsoring us! Every small donation helps us reach our goal of $5,000. Here are the levels of sponsorship:

$10 -- GREEN THUMB: By donating at the "green thumb" level you are buying heirloom seeds for the school garden. These seeds will be harvested to sustainably maintain the garden in the future.

$25 -- INTERCROPPER: Your "Intercropper" donation will buy three to four pairs of Eco-Gloves for the students. Student groups reach upwards of 15 students working in the garden at any given time.

$50: COMPANION PLANTER: If you sponsor us at the "companion planter" level, your donation will allow us to purchase 3 to 4 large tools like rakes, shovels, hoes, spades, buckets, hoses, attachments, etc. The schools have been working with the few tools they have, but the more tools there are, the more the students participate.

$100: PERMACULTURALIST: A donation at this level will fund a large portion of a drip irrigation system.

$250: MASTER GARDENER: Your $250 donation will fund cold frames and/or hoop houses to extend the growing season.

$1,000: PHILANTHROPIST. One thousand dollars will fund an entire water catchment system. This would be great progress, especially in Arizona, where making the most of the little precipitation we get is essential.

If you would like to support but don't have the financial means to do so, you can also support by donating tools and/or compostable materials like shredded paper, cardboard, compost, manure, topsoil, or other organic matter for composting. Please call or text 480 295 5886 if you can donate these materials and we will coordinate a pick-up on March 19th/20th.

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