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Project Peace Orchard

Winning idea by phillip.jacks.3
Project Peace Orchard

Website

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http://www.facebook.com/peacemobgardens

Overview of Idea

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We have adopted a city block where every home has been burnt down, and would like to develop it into an orchard. The perimeter of the 4 acre parcel will be surrounded with a living fence of Grape Vines. Inside will be planted with various fruit trees that will be trained into giant Peace signs.

The Specifics: What will the $2,000 fund?

funds will be used to level the land, purchase supplies for forms for the "Peace Trees", living fence, and pathways. Remaining funds will purchase as many fruit trees, and supplies to grow vines as possible. If there is extra we will build raspberry, strawberry, and other fruit beds.

Discussion
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I really don't think this is possible or realistic! Who the heck decided this lamo project should win?! U must be smoking the ganja!!!!! "Inside will be planted with various fruit trees that will be trained into giant Peace signs.".....you cannot train a tree to be shaped into a F****ing Peace sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My project was to encourage recycling in my local school system. That is way more useful that this stupid, absurdly simple minded project.

by KatyMcBride31
about 2 years ago | Reply

seriously you will shape the trees into peace signs? Sounds weird. How many votes did this project get....because I think my idea was better not to sulk.

by KatyMcBride31
about 2 years ago | Reply

Is that really the heading project idea of this "campaign"? Do you think martyrizing some trees to help some childish symbolism will lead to something meaningful? No, I feel too much dismayed and outraged to care about being rude despite the nature of this initiative...
We're not going to evolve if people still disregard Nature that way and keep being so irrational...

I am sorry.

by Wyndorel
about 2 years ago | Reply

The peace sign is far from being a childish symbol. It stands for the disarmorment of nuclear weapons and has come to mean much more then just that. Not to mention that the shaping of the trees is far from being what they think will change the world. I will however agree with the fact this was rude and would love to e.

by mariarae
about 2 years ago | Reply

See the actions youve taken to counteract this type of " irrational" thinking

by mariarae
about 2 years ago | Reply

My point is that wasting time and effort, and money secondarily, on such futile things is deplorable. If you can't see hope into meaningful actions and need that kind of symbolism instead, you'll never break free sadly, because noone will do the job for you... We need meaningful words and acts to forge something, not signs of an opinion and good will. Sartres used to say that you need to engage yourself, to litterally "dip your hands into shit and blood", and I feel like this kind of action here is equal to a prayer, little more. I was rude because reality is harsh and I am a bit fed up with sheer idealism. Stop giving money to charity and share good word but strike what causes those tribulations. This is at a higher scale and perhaps feel more abstract in everyday life, but it's really the only solution, all the rest is simple medication. Well, we certainly need both, but you probably understand where I'm coming...
Everyone can draw a peace sign and a bunch of (contaminated?) fruits aren't going to resolve misery...

By the way, my comment was bitter, what else?

by Wyndorel
about 2 years ago

You must have wanted another project to do better. I am sorry people had to read your sorry comment.

by nicleo4224
about 2 years ago | Reply

I feel like several other projects were truly relevant, unlike this one. I didn't mean to disdain the effort, but there's something wrong with it I think.

By the way, you can feel sorry for yourself, but don't bring the others with you.

by Wyndorel
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have some strawberry plants I can share for your garden. At least a couple dozen. They spread fast. I may also be able to find you some raspberry transplants. This is so exciting

by beefree
about 2 years ago | Reply

What a wonderful idea! Flint's Eastside is nestled between the former Buick City complex and AC/Delphi. Prior to their development and the need for middle income housing close by, the Eastside was an orchard and farmland. Returning a block of vacant land (formerly vacant houses that had been stripped of all metals, burned down by arsonists, and cleared) will be a wonderful tribute to those of us who have decided to stay in our community. What a great addition to the community gardens that are already being grown on vacant lots! Perhaps Mrs. Obama would like to hear of this idea, too!

by darlenemr0411
about 2 years ago | Reply

thanks! :) know how to get ahold of her?

by phillip.jacks.3
about 2 years ago | Reply

Do IT, may need more bees though :-/

by SkankArmor
about 2 years ago | Reply

Despite the despair in Michigan, following a very strange and upheaving time, they have grown hope in even my heart 2,000 miles away. Thank you a million times for making the changes I love to see in my home state. I can't wait to come out and get my hands dirty with you guys very soon!

by mariarae
about 2 years ago | Reply

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by JennMay
about 2 years ago | Reply

Peacemob Garden is one of the most impressive displays of people taking action towards getting humanity on the right track. Nature. I'm so inspired to do and learn more by those people.

by bradford
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you all for all your kind and wonderful comments! I read them to all our volunteer members as they work every day in the garden and it really uplifts and helps keep them motivated. :) some of them never log in to the internet and don't really get to read all the great things people say about our work, and they get beaten down by the load and burden we've chosen to bear out here in this neighborhood. Your kind words have really put a lot of smiles on their faces and giggles in their bellies :) as a human being that measures my personal wealth not in dollars, but in the amount of smiles and giggles i experience in live, you have truly helped to make me a very wealthy person! :) even if we don't win, just this will have made entering this contest and continuing the work we do worth it!

Thanks ya'll
Peace
Phil :)

by phillip.jacks.3
about 2 years ago | Reply

you guys totally deserve the money! one of the best in-action ideas flint has.

by awesomeariana
about 2 years ago | Reply

This is very sweet, but it takes years for fruit trees to grow and feed people. Consider a COMMUNITY GARDen and partnering with a CSA

by JakiParrot
about 2 years ago | Reply

Completely agree with you JakiParrot. That is why this project would be as a continuation of a project that already consists of a Community Garden currently feeding people and helping to build community in a long neglected portion of Flint Michigan's east side. In addition to providing food and a sense of community our community garden and related projects are also used to help demonstrate sustainable methods of urban living and teach science and environmental awareness to inner city youth. For more information, pictures etc. you may visit us at Peace Mob Gardens on Facebook.

by crogers
about 2 years ago | Reply

This project was designed with the forethought to feed generations down the line for YEARS... It's not just about instant gratification.

by EtherealThePoet
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have been blessed to watch this project bloom from its beginning stages of a deserted lot/house with garbage and pollution everywhere to a beautiful, sustainable community garden and event space that has truly and peacefully enriched one of the most desolate and dangerous parts of the City of Flint. These people are dedicated and talented and deserve to win this award.

by etherealgurl
about 2 years ago | Reply

HI etherealgurl... I'm Ethereality!

by Ethereality
about 2 years ago | Reply

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

by Ethereality
about 2 years ago | Reply

Keep up the good work in Kearsley Park and beyond!

by Daniel.Cavanaugh
about 2 years ago | Reply

Peace
mob is just not dreaming it they are doing it! i love you all!!!

by TANAJACKS
about 2 years ago | Reply

Peace Mob Gardens has brought new life and renewed hope for Flint, MI. I'm so proud of knowing some of the wonderfully dedicated and hard working people who make these ideas come to FRUITATION!!!
PEACE & LOVE Y'ALL
Connie

by connie.white.969
about 2 years ago | Reply

Wonderful idea!!! Even more wonderful that you are REALIZING it!!

by johnwiley
about 2 years ago | Reply

I love how you practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty! Keep it up! I'm rooting for you!

by bklajda
about 2 years ago | Reply

thank you all for showing peoples there is still hope for a united peaceful community! bless you all!

by mkosemba
about 2 years ago | Reply

This place and the people who own and operate Peace Mob Gardens are just awesome.

Thanks for helping to make Flint beautiful.

by RoyerJ101
about 2 years ago | Reply

Keep it goin man

by amanda.jarvis.737
about 2 years ago | Reply

Wishing you all the best of luck! Totally digging what you guys are doing! I hope to get some time to get my hands dirty with you.

by Dagda
about 2 years ago | Reply

we hope so too! check our facebook for events posting. also you can subscribe to our text message list by sending me a text with your name. 810 429 7729 :)

by phillip.jacks.3
about 2 years ago | Reply

RAD!!!!

by seraphimkristos
about 2 years ago | Reply

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$2,000
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Submission Began
Tuesday, April 17

Submission Ended
Tuesday, May 15
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Tuesday, May 15

Voting Ended
Wednesday, May 30
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Project Peace Orchard
Project Peace Orchard

Winner Announced
Wednesday, May 30

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