Thanks to the generosity of the community, all fourteen 2020 projects were funded. Build the Garden Bigger got the most community votes and received a bonus of $125.
Projects are listed in order of number of community votes received.
1. Build the Garden Bigger - $500 + $125 bonus - 269 votes
We are the Elm West Playground Association and our community garden is positive for our community and helps families access healthy, affordable food. We will add a garden bed, small greenhouse and watering system to our garden.
2. Good Food Box - $500 - 264 votes
We are Better Beginnings Better Futures, and we would like to improve support for the Good Food Box volunteers that help bring monthly food access to those who may not be able to otherwise buy fresh, healthy, fruits and vegetables. We will provide bus passes and other supports to our Good Food Box volunteers.
3a. Caring for our gardens, our earth, and our community at Landsdowne Public School - $400 - 250 votes
We are a group of parents and educators at Lansdowne Public School and we want to continue regreening and revitalizing our school yard and our school community. We will purchase 5-6 rain barrels to capture rain water from the roof of our school to water plants and trees, and we will engage students to paint the barrels so that they become beautiful expressions of their creative and artistic abilities.
3b. Every Life is of Value: Harm Reduction and Outreach - $500 -250 votes
We are the Sudbury Temporary Overdose Prevention Society, volunteers composed of health workers, outreach workers, peers, and other community members. We want to improve our ability to provide harm reduction services and basic necessities such as snacks, water, socks and hygiene products.
4. Jamming with Seniors - $500 - 213 votes
We are Seniors Helping Seniors and we want to make freezer jam with 20-30 seniors. Each participant would make and take home at least 4 containers of delicious berry jam, made with local, in-season berries.
5. Munchies for Monarchs - $500 - 209 votes
We are the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre and we have seen a resurgence of Monarch butterflies with the preservation of milkweed patches. Capreol seniors and youth will work together to create colourful butterfly watering stations and educational signage to complement the milkweed.
6. Sew Eco - $434.50 - 187 votes
We are the Sudbury Women's Centre Sewing Circle, and we would like to run a volunteer-led Sew Eco project. We will gather twice a week to do small ecological sewing projects like beeswax food wraps, produce mesh bags, eco-sponges, cloth napkins, Velcro or zipper snack bags, and reusable makeup remover cloths.
7. Bringing Students Together Through Sacred Medicine - $500 - 179 votes
I am the Aboriginal Support Worker at Confederation Secondary School and I will support a group led by indigenous students for indigenous students (and friends) who will plan, create, and plant sacred medicines in our school courtyard. We will get support from the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre where they will educate the students on the medicines and teach them how to take care of the plants.
8. Sudbury Textile Recycling Project - $120 - 172 votes
We are residents of Greater Sudbury who are sewers and weavers, and we want to promote a repair culture, share skills, divert waste clothing from the landfill, and re-purpose used fabric to make fun new clothing, bags, purses and other fashion accessories. We will start with drop-in sewing and weaving sessions, as well as an on-line presence for those who can't attend.
9. Signage to Promote Creek Stewardship: Designed by Youth for Healthier Waterways - $500 - 163 votes
We are the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee and we will collaborate with local schools to design and install educational signage about Junction Creek and waterway health. The signs will include artwork designed by students, interesting facts about Junction Creek, and helpful information to promote creek stewardship.
10. The Place Hurtubise Clothing Exchange - $95.34 - 158 votes
We are members of the Place Hurtubise Tenant Association and we want to set up a clothing exchange so that tenants can exchange all sizes of clothing throughout the year. This will help tenants financially and will also help bring the community together.
11. St. Charles College Community Greenspace - $500 - 147 votes
We are the St. Charles College Environmental Club and we want to restore part of our school grounds to nature. We will plant native tree species and restore habitat and pollinator-friendly areas.
12. GT Garden on the Hill - $450 - 95 votes
We are the Glad Tidings Church Garden on the Hill Steering Committee and we are starting a new community garden at Glad Tidings to deepen the sense of community, create a space for quiet reflection, and to grow food and flowers. We have built raised beds, and will fill and plant them, and add composters and a rainwater capture system.
13. Chelmsford Commemorative Garden - $500 - 87 votes
We are the Chelmsford Community Garden, the Chelmsford CAN, and the Chelmsford Legion branch 553 and we would like to create a no-till commemorative garden in Côté Park, surrounding the cenotaph. We are engaging the school and wider community in this project which will honour our veterans, beautify our park, and benefit our environment with added trees and vegetation.