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KCCS Community Orchards

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KCCS Community Orchards

In the Urban Core, there is always a need for food and food products as much as there is a need for shelter.  With the growing concerns of COVID and the current Russian crisis, food prices have begun to rise constantly and steadily to the detriment of the families or persons who can least af... Read More

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In the Urban Core, there is always a need for food and food products as much as there is a need for shelter.  With the growing concerns of COVID and the current Russian crisis, food prices have begun to rise constantly and steadily to the detriment of the families or persons who can least afford a rise in food prices. Food pantries are great and supply most of the essential food needs for families and individuals who are simply looking to be able to eat something on a day to day basis.  However, most pantries cannot supply fresh fruit and vegetables on even a semi-regular basis because of the refrigeration needs for such products and because such products have a very limited shelf life.  This is where Community Orchards and Gardens fill in the gap. With Community Orchards, we are able to provide fresh fruits, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and other ground based fruits on a regular and continuous basis to each neighborhood where our Community Orchard and Gardens is planted.    Our project is a Community Block Orchard featuring Elberta Peach trees, Bartlett and Kieffer Pear trees, Black Ice Plum, 4-in-1 Apple trees, Bing Cherry trees and Pawpaw trees arranged strategically around a gravel or concrete walking trail. Six to eight wooden park benches with backrest will be anchored to concrete pads at spaced locations adjacent to the trail. Our orchard design is designed minimally to fit a double vacant lot approximately 140 feet by 80 feet which will be surrounded by fencing. The fencing will be the support trellis for green, black and purple grapes and blackberry bushes on one wall and possibly rose vines and flowering plants on another.  Irrigation should be a buried feed system which can possibly be housed in a locked enclosure, to be turned on when watering the trees and plants is necessary.  The center should be planted with Snow in Summer, Creeping Phlox, English Lavender, Pepperming Creeping thyme and Quicklawn grass ground cover and possibly host six-eight strawberry beds.  As many as 10 other ground planting sites will be available for neighbors who care to plant vegetables. Our project benefits the community in both practical standpoint as well as an aesthetic standpoint.  From a practical standpoint, we eliminate and renovate vacant lots in the neighborhood and transform them into an asset as opposed to an overgrown wilderness. We provide free fruits to the neighborhood or to any hungry person.  We also seek development and maintenance of this project from neighborhood contractors and young adults, thereby providing financial relief to neighborhood residents.  From an aesthetic standpoint, we provide a relaxing peaceful environment which saturates the neighborhood with beauty and fragrance.  Neighborhood residents would be welcome to plant vegetables in approved plots and/or relax in a a peaceful environment.  With the price of foods rising steadily, we feel that this project would be a relief for neighborhood residents.

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KCCS Community Orchards

Richard Elbert, on behalf of

Kansas City Charity Services

We will plant multiple Fruit Orchards in the urban core. Appx. Cost: $75,000 each. Orchards will consist of six varieties of fruit trees as well as grapes and strawberries. Fruits is free to the public.

Richard Elbert

Richard Elbert, Executive Director of Kansas City Charity Services is deeply committed to Community Improvement and Development. As Executive Director, Mr. Elbert has directed the renovation of many abandoned, unsightly houses and facilitated the redevelopment of many vacant lots within the urban core. His efforts have been instrumental in the development of community gardens, childrens playgrounds and Community Orchards. His passion is Community Development and his ability to finish projects is the nature of Kansas City Charity Services.

Kansas City, Missouri

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    Richard Elbert

    2 months ago

KCCS Community Orchards

badge KCCS Community Orchards

$10 of $150,000

raised from 1 people

KCCS Community Orchards

Richard Elbert, on behalf of

Kansas City Charity Services

We will plant multiple Fruit Orchards in the urban core. Appx. Cost: $75,000 each. Orchards will consist of six varieties of fruit trees as well as grapes and strawberries. Fruits is free to the public.

Richard Elbert

Richard Elbert, Executive Director of Kansas City Charity Services is deeply committed to Community Improvement and Development. As Executive Director, Mr. Elbert has directed the renovation of many abandoned, unsightly houses and facilitated the redevelopment of many vacant lots within the urban core. His efforts have been instrumental in the development of community gardens, childrens playgrounds and Community Orchards. His passion is Community Development and his ability to finish projects is the nature of Kansas City Charity Services.

Kansas City, Missouri

Recent Donations

  • $10.00

    Richard Elbert

    2 months ago

KCCS Community Orchards

In the Urban Core, there is always a need for food and food products as much as there is a need for shelter.  With the growing concerns of COVID and the current Russian crisis, food prices have begun to rise constantly and steadily to the detriment of the families or persons who can least af... Read More

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In the Urban Core, there is always a need for food and food products as much as there is a need for shelter.  With the growing concerns of COVID and the current Russian crisis, food prices have begun to rise constantly and steadily to the detriment of the families or persons who can least afford a rise in food prices. Food pantries are great and supply most of the essential food needs for families and individuals who are simply looking to be able to eat something on a day to day basis.  However, most pantries cannot supply fresh fruit and vegetables on even a semi-regular basis because of the refrigeration needs for such products and because such products have a very limited shelf life.  This is where Community Orchards and Gardens fill in the gap. With Community Orchards, we are able to provide fresh fruits, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and other ground based fruits on a regular and continuous basis to each neighborhood where our Community Orchard and Gardens is planted.    Our project is a Community Block Orchard featuring Elberta Peach trees, Bartlett and Kieffer Pear trees, Black Ice Plum, 4-in-1 Apple trees, Bing Cherry trees and Pawpaw trees arranged strategically around a gravel or concrete walking trail. Six to eight wooden park benches with backrest will be anchored to concrete pads at spaced locations adjacent to the trail. Our orchard design is designed minimally to fit a double vacant lot approximately 140 feet by 80 feet which will be surrounded by fencing. The fencing will be the support trellis for green, black and purple grapes and blackberry bushes on one wall and possibly rose vines and flowering plants on another.  Irrigation should be a buried feed system which can possibly be housed in a locked enclosure, to be turned on when watering the trees and plants is necessary.  The center should be planted with Snow in Summer, Creeping Phlox, English Lavender, Pepperming Creeping thyme and Quicklawn grass ground cover and possibly host six-eight strawberry beds.  As many as 10 other ground planting sites will be available for neighbors who care to plant vegetables. Our project benefits the community in both practical standpoint as well as an aesthetic standpoint.  From a practical standpoint, we eliminate and renovate vacant lots in the neighborhood and transform them into an asset as opposed to an overgrown wilderness. We provide free fruits to the neighborhood or to any hungry person.  We also seek development and maintenance of this project from neighborhood contractors and young adults, thereby providing financial relief to neighborhood residents.  From an aesthetic standpoint, we provide a relaxing peaceful environment which saturates the neighborhood with beauty and fragrance.  Neighborhood residents would be welcome to plant vegetables in approved plots and/or relax in a a peaceful environment.  With the price of foods rising steadily, we feel that this project would be a relief for neighborhood residents.

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