Helping Five Points & OCO Grow Community Through Food!

For: OUR Urban Garden, OCO, and the Five Points Community
Knoxville, TN
Organizer: Marie Illingworth & OCO
of $1,500 goal
62% Complete
Raised by 23 donors

The Story

OCO, or OUR Community Organization in Five Points, has a dream to help grow OUR community by putting OUR boots on the ground and hands in the dirt this Spring and Summer!

KCDC has loaned us the land. Community Design Center volunteered the plans. The City of Knoxville is donating the mulch. St. Lukes Episcopal's minister is loaning the heavy equipment (bobcat, etc.) and his landscaping skills... and we have several manpower volunteers who will be coming out for the first Day In The Dirt on May 20th, but we need the basics to start the garden beds.

  1. Landscaping timber

  2. rebar to secure beds

  3. Small troughs for strawberry patches

  4. 10 x 10 Popup canopy tent for reading and learning days with youth. Tent will also be used for tabling at local events and summer game/reading days with the youth in the square at Walter P Taylor homes.

  5. 2-3 benches with mountable hardware*

    *We’ll get as many as we can raise money for. These aren’t the first priority!

    If enough funds are raised, we are also hoping to acquire a tent/cover for reading, game, and learning days with the youth this summer! Donations of perennial flowers and used benches that can be refurbished would be greatly appreciated as well! Please contact me directly if you have anything that can be picked up in donation!

No one can do everything… but imagine if everyone did something. We’re reminded of this every day as we slowly continue to engage and plan the future of OCO and OUR Urban Garden. One. Day. At. A. Time.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 16, 2017


Posted on July 16, 2017

July OCO newsletter 

Posted on July 16, 2017

Posted on July 16, 2017

OUG's 'Day In The Dirt' is every 4th Saturday, 10 A.M. (July is the 22nd!). We will be moving forward working, planting, and building on OUR Urban Garden. Join us as *we put OUR boots on the ground and hands in the dirt!  

2529 Selma Avenue, 37914

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