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The Golden Grove – exploring nature and food together

by Golden Grove
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Hi, my name is Mandy and I am excited to share that we are about to live a dream of opening our own dedicated space for sharing our love of nature and food, The Golden Grove.
This outdoor space will be dedicated to children, families, and educators to explore nature and food together.
The Golden Grove has been a dream of mine since 2001. To have my own space to inspire, explore, and serve children and our environment. I strongly believe in the programs I have been running with Little People Nutrition, our Foodie Nature Playgroup, home school groups, and cooking incursions, and well, it is time for more. More heart and hand-centric programs to inspire and explore our love of nature and food, in a purpose-created outdoor area.


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For us to be able to get the gates of the Golden Grove open to the community, we need to start with some foundations such as fencing, garden beds, water tanks, sheds, and soil. Of course, there are many other components, but these are just the beginning.
We are reaching out to you, our community, and beyond, to help bring this dream alive for the children in our region.

We are aiming to raise:
$5000 for the materials and labor of our fence
$1500 for a water tank
$5000 for a shed
$1000 for soil
$2500 for garden beds

The best bit is, that with every amount you donate, we will have something for you in return. Please see the rewards on the side of this page.

I appreciate that not all people can donate money and therefore if you would like to donate your time at one of our upcoming working bees that would be amazing too. Please reach out so we can let you know when that will be.

We are also very open to goods being donated, like soil fence posts chicken wire or other building materials, or even shovels for instance. Please just reach out. Thank you.

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A little bit more about the rewards
Rainbow Love and downloadable educational resource bundle
We have a selection of downloadable printables, stories, audio material, and videos we have created. By donating with this reward in mind, you will be sent 3 different resources.
– Rainbow bundle
– Water tale (downloadable and printable book, audio, multiple videos and activities)
– Sweet Pea Tale (downloadable and printable book, audio, multiple videos, and activities)

At my family table book
I wrote this book a few years ago and I still adore it today. The perfect gift or resource for the classroom.
It is also on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge list for K – 2.

Early Learning Centre or Family menu range
We designed these menus with early learning centers in mind. There are over 100 recipes (in the two menus) which include main meals and snacks. There are suggested menu plans as well.
There is also a family version that includes similar recipes but the menu plan suggestions are different.

5 session voucher
This is with the Foodie Nature Play playgroup in mind. If you love our playgroup and are interested in supporting our own space, please think about buying some sessions in advance. You will be given a code to use on our booking platform for term 3 when the sessions are released in July.

10 session voucher
Similarly to the 5 sessions, if you love our playgroup and are interested in supporting our own space, please think about buying some sessions in advance. You will be given a code to use on our booking platform for term 3 or this can also secure the whole term program in advance.

Excursions
We would love to welcome you on-site, whether you are a local early learning center, a playgroup, or even a primary school. We are based in Tuggerah on the Central Coast, NSW.

Sponsorship
We have a very engaged local community (and also further abroad) who are interested in seeing this space get up off the ground. If you were interested in being a sponsor of The Golden Grove, we would work with you to make it worth your investment.
We currently have over 10 K social media connections and would use these platforms, along with our website and newsletters, to value your support.
We would also place a plaque on our new shed thanking you for your financial investment.
We would invite you to our opening to give thanks and work with you in ways in which your investment would be beneficial to you.
Please reach out to how this financial contribution could best support you.
And of course, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of a greater amount, please reach out as well. There are many ways we can work together.

This is such an exciting time for us and we can not believe that we are almost there.



This fundraiser is all part of stage 1:
To get the basic infrastructure in place.
We are hoping after this fundraising campaign, that the building phase, specifically the fence, will be in, in the beginning weeks of term 3.
Once the fence is in place, we will be open.
Stage 2
Stage 2 will be happening at the same time as the building of the beds, water tanks, and sheds.
We aim to be able to build these within our communities’ hands AND in particular the garden beds, use this as an educational opportunity for people to see how easy it is to make your own raised garden beds.
During stage 2, we will be welcoming programs on-site.
Parts of these programs will include the children being part of the design of the garden, the planting of the trees, and the filling of the garden beds.
Stage 3
Once we are established, we will flesh out more of our programs even further.
Stage 4
I'm booked out and need to expand!

We can’t wait for you to be part of this ride.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to keeping you posted on the journey of raising the funds as well as the building of The Golden Grove.

Cheers, Mandy dos Santos

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  • Anahi Lindgren Recent Donation

    Support Amount $20

  • Anonymous

    Support Amount $5

  • Elias Kihn

    Support Amount $10

  • Anonymous

    Support Amount $250

  • Abner Waelchi

    Support Amount $10

  • New Update

    November 21, 2023
    Wow wee. I am blown away. We have enough money for a fence! It is on. Woop. This week I will be tidying up what I need and then putting it out to some lovely people to quote officially which is super exciting. We also are so thankful for support from some businesses in regards to donating their time, expertise, equipment and also goods. These include: - JCN constructions https://instagram.com/Jcnconstructions who will help build the fence - Towards Tomorrow Energy https://www.instagram.com/towardstomorrowenergy/ who will provide the solar installation for our pump for the water tanks! - Pether Electrical https://www.instagram.com/petherelectrical/ who will also help with the solar installation - Dependable Machinery Hire https://www.instagram.com/dependablemachineryhire who will donate the use of their machinery for digging holes. I also don't know how to tag the West family from a professional point of view, but Glen and Paige West. Thank you. The Golden Grove is happening my friends. All because of your support. Thank you.

  • New Update

    July 30, 2023
    Oh my goodness, I am so overwhelmed.

    Thank you for all of you support thus far. It means so much and we are so close to the cost of the fence, the wood, the wires, the stakes, the bolts etc. It is roughly $3000, we had it costed at, so that is awesome.

    If you are able to share the fundraiser with anyone, that would be so appreciated.

    But we truly do appreciate it all so much, thank YOU!!!!!

    Cheers Mandy

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Donors List

  • Anahi Lindgren Recent Donation

    Support Amount $20

  • Anonymous

    Support Amount $5

  • Elias Kihn

    Support Amount $10

  • Anonymous

    Support Amount $250

  • Abner Waelchi

    Support Amount $10

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