The Color Gallery Green House Project

The Color Gallery Green House Project

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The Color Gallery Greenhouse Project “Feeding Bodies and Minds” Objective: To build and maintain a community garden. The garden is to host an array of fresh fruits and vegetables which the students will be responsibl...

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #6

My campaign: The Color Gallery, Inc. presents The Green House Project.
The Color Gallery, Inc. works to decrease community violence and school aged related crime by providing a creative means of expression. By using a non-clinical means of art therapy we promote self-worth and awareness, increasing self-esteem. Contact Info: Ursula Rochon 504-256-0769, urochon@thecolorgallery.org www.thecolorgallery.org
We are extending our program to culinary arts! It will be the children's responsibility to build and maintain a community garden. The garden is to host an array of fresh fruits and vegetables which the students will be responsible for maintaining and overseeing. They will use the organic vegetables and fruits from this garden for their culinary art creations.
This process will instill a sense of communal responsibility and development. The process of creation eliminates the desire to destroy within each child. A 2011 study at a juvenile rehabilitation center in southwestern Ohio with a gardening program showed that horticulture therapy helped the kids see themselves in a more positive light and helped them better manage their emotional and behavioral problems. Much of the science behind just how gardening affects the mind and brain still remains a mystery. What scientists do know is that gardening reduces stress and calms the nerves. It decreases cortisol, a hormone that plays a role in stress response. Social scientists have also been looking at gardens built by and for the homeless, ex-convicts on probation and hospital patients. The results of early studies suggest they have a positive impact. Most people tend to not revert back to bad behavior and many make changes in their lives for the better, the studies show.
“If you haven't noticed, gardens are popping up in some unconventional places – from prison yards to retirement and veteran homes to programs for troubled youth. Most are handy sources of fresh and local food, but increasingly they're also an extension of therapy for people with mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD; depression; and anxiety. It's called horticultural therapy. And some doctors, psychologists and occupational therapists are now at work to test whether building, planting, and harvesting a garden can be a therapeutic process in its own right.”
- Elizabeth Diehl, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture
How your donation will help: The Color Gallery, Inc. works to decrease community violence and school aged related crime by providing a creative means of expression. We are raising money for support the students attending our summer camp.
Making a donation is super easy! Simply visit my campaign page and click donate. Any amount makes a difference! Feel free to visit our website for more information www.thecolorgallery.org
- Ursula R.

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #5

Woooohoooo.....we've hit 25% of our goal! BIG THANK you to EVERYONE SUPPORTING our mission!

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #4

WE OFFICIALLY RAISED 20% OF OUR GOAL! BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #3

We broke $2,000!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone for the support!!!

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #2

We are almost at our 20% mark. Remember all we need is $10. Thank you so much for the amazing support!

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The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #1

Big thank you for all of the support!!! We've hit 10% of our goal! Huge thank you and endless appreciation! Please forward this message and share our mission!

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Tenille Christophe commented with a $100 donation:
over 3 years ago
Thank you
Shelley White-Rose commented with a $35 donation:
over 3 years ago
Wish I could do more, Sorry??...single mom. So proud of u... Let me know when u can accommodate 5 and under. ??
Suzanne Huffman commented with a $35 donation:
almost 4 years ago
You should be proud of yourself as you will make a difference in the lives of so many young people. You are a true inspiration!
Jessica Lucas commented with a $100 donation:
almost 4 years ago
Keep fighting the good fight.
Victoria Warner commented with a $100 donation:
almost 4 years ago
I'm so proud of you Ursula...and I'm happy that you are chasing your dreams and doing what you love! Congrats!!!! Victoria
Alexandria Gallien commented with a $100 donation:
almost 4 years ago
So proud of what you are doing for our youth, providing an avenue for them to develop positive outcomes from this experience!
Tomika Boudreaux commented with a $50 donation:
almost 4 years ago
Congrats, Ursula! Best of luck with this wonderful project!
Christina Parker commented with a $50 donation:
almost 4 years ago
Supporting a great woman for a great cause!
The Color Gallery, Inc Www.thecolorgallery.org commented:
almost 4 years ago
Thank you so much!
Nadiyah Skyy commented with a $50 donation:
almost 4 years ago
Wishing you and this new venture many, many blessings. <3