Like every nonprofit, 2020 has become a memorable year for Moss Haven Farm. We remain committed to cultivating a respect for the earth and the food-growth process in Moss Haven students. This fall we are moving more resources online to assist families with educational gardening, while also continuing to grow crops for local food pantries that feed those suffering from hunger in our community. Our Giving Garden has grown and donated over 10,000 pounds of fresh crops to North Texas Food Bank.
On September 17, 2020, Moss Haven Farm will once again be participating in North Texas Giving Day. This online giving event empowers every person to give back to their community by supporting nonprofits. Please consider visiting our North Texas Giving Day page on September 17 to show your support (donations are tax-deductible).
In spring 2020, Moss Haven Farm was forced to cancel A Peep at the Coops. This one-day tour of private urban chicken coops with an outdoor market at Moss Haven Elementary is the biggest fundraiser for our organization. Donations we receive on North Texas Giving Day will allow us to:
- Continue paying educator expenses and teacher training in STEM curriculum
- Support growing capacity and need for growing food for the North Texas Food Bank
- Fund a new educational sign project so students and the community can engage in activities at the Farm while practicing social distance guidelines
- Provide edible education for each grade level once face-to-face learning resumes
- Purchase materials for seasonal crops
- Build additional raised beds
- Assist with ongoing maintenance of the farm and our popular chicken coop and hens
Moss Haven Farm is NOT financially supported by RISD or fully funded by the Moss Haven PTA. Each year we must raise funds to continue our programs. Every donation counts. If you can’t give, but would like to support our cause, share our North Texas Giving Day page with family members, friends, and coworkers, and follow us on our social media accounts.You can also purchase 2020 Moss Haven Farm shirts online that benefit the organization.