Filtrexx Foundation

Filtrexx Foundation

Visit the organization website:  http://www.filtrexxfoundation.org/

About Us

The Filtrexx Foundation works by forming strategic partnerships within the community, and aids in funding and facilitating their projects within the community. By empowering these groups and the community at large, projects enabled through this process have lasted impact and endurance compared to traditional "top down" approaches without community involvement. 

The main program of the Filtrexx Foundation is the Family Garden Initiative, a volunteer-driven, community outreach nutrition program developed by Church of the Open Door with help from Filtrexx Foundation that serves low-maintenance, above-ground gardens to low-income families within the community. 300 gardens were given in 2010, 750 in 2011, and over 1000 planned for 2012. Recipients receive GardenSoxx (http://www.gardensoxx.com/) for planting, seeds/plants, a watering can, a recipe book, and care guide.

Opportunities To Serve

There are many short and long term opportunities to serve within our Family Garden Initiative program. 

Summer and Fall opportunities: Monitor FGI recipient gardens in Elyria and/or throughout Lorain County through surveys and onsite garden visits. 

- How can we effectively monitor recipient gardens for quantitative and qualitative data to improve future programs? How much produce will a family grow in a 4 foot square vegetable garden if it is located outside their back door? Will there be a change in a family’s self-assessed gardening skills by growing a small vegetable garden? Is there any change in the relationship between neighbors if one of them grows a small vegetable garden? Answer these questions by conducting pre and post gardening surveys, phone interviews, and on site monitoring with 2012 FGI garden recipients and OSU Extension researchers. Collect and evaluate harvest data and testimonials from recipients. Monitor control gardens. Ability to visit gardens is preferred, typically every 2 weeks – locations are flexible. 

Preferred Method of Contact

Call, Email

Contact Person

Kristin Nix
Marketing & Outreach
kristin@filtrexx.com
440-926-2607

35481 Grafton Eastern Rd
Grafton, OH 44044

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