Hello! Thanks for showing your interest.
Me and my two fantastic children Flora 5 yrs, and Faun 1,8 yrs have an allotment with a little old house on it. It could become the best place in the world, as it gives them the opportunity to learn and grow close to nature, by getting their hands dirty in the fresh air.
We would love to build our own raised beds, and grow organic vegetables, to contribute to a more sustainable way of living. I also would like to make the house more livable and child-friendly, and most of all - make the garden more inspiring, as it just contains a big lawn with some flowers around the sides, and a few high trees and bushes. There are nothing to climb on or swing from, and I would love to create a whimsical garden out of reclaimed materials, lovely plants and edibles where Faun and Flora can go on adventures, explore, build hide outs and so on.. I do have a little gardner and a creative "handy-woman" inside of me, and I love using power tools, building, and decorating.
The only thing is, I am a single mom, on a tight study-budget.
I know - we are blessed just to have this kind of place, and I am very grateful, but after a hard divorce last summer, I do not only want to give my children my time and attention, but a place, where to heal and grow. They are going through a tremendously hard time right now, and it is so painful to see, that some of the sparks are missing in their eyes.
By giving them the opportunity to freely explore and play in a safe environment, and learn about nature and our impact on it, I believe they will grow up as happier kids, with a bright and sustainable view on the future.
This is what we would love to use the money for, if we can't find it for free :
(We will at all times go for used materials first!)
• Wood and screws for raised beds and and a compost
• Mulch, pots and coldframes
• Garden tools for the children
• Seeds, Plants, berry-bushes, fruit trees
• A safe tap in the garden, as the one we have now is broken.
•Two Rainwater-barrels, so we can water plants with rainwater
• A gate, which can be locked, as there isn't any at the time
• A swing - and something to hang it from
• Sand and something to put it in, as the one they have now is rotten.
• A bunkbed
• A smal desk and chair, where Flora can write and paint.
• An old kitchen - alt. wood and other materials for building a small kitchen in the house.
• Wooden floor for the house
• Solar panels
• natural insulation
• Old bricks and steppingstones
and so on...
..the list is not fixed, and there will be added things and it will change as time goes by.
If you want to support the journey towards a more fulfilling life for Flora and Faun, you can contribute with what you can spare. A penny to buy a screw is one step closer toward a raised bed, and a cent for some seeds, will give them plants to care for, nurture and follow as they grow - and hopefully vegetables to taste and prepare at the end. Any small contribution means the world to us!
From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you, and be well -
Flora, Faun & Louise