Good Oak News

Friday, June 22, 2012

Good Oak Needs Your Support!! - Vote for Us! Mission: Small Business

Good Oak Ecological Services needs your help. We are applying for a $250,000 small business grant from Chase and Living Social, but we need 250 supporters in order to make it to the final judges.
  1. Sign in to https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com. You can log in with a Facebook account.
  2. Search for "Good Oak Ecological Services" at the bottom of the search page.
  3. Click the blue "Vote" button to lend your voice.
This grant will help fund the opening of the Good Oak Sustainable Garden Center here in Madison, featuring native plants and organic garden supplies. We're excited about making hundreds of species of native trees, shrubs and perennials easily available for use on sites ranging from small home gardens to extensive prairie restorations. We'll also offer fruit trees, veggie starters, high-quality tools, books, local stone, recycled bricks, organic compost, locally harvested firewood, and more supplies for your permaculture garden or community garden plot. We're also looking into offering beekeeping and urban chicken supplies, and art and natural products from local craftsmen.

This grant will allow us to meet our goal of creating a sustainable garden center that is truly an environmental role model. A green roof on the building using only native plants will demonstrate the value of these roof top gardens in our community. Example gardens of showy native and edible plants will give people inspiration for great garden projects. Our goal is to have the garden center meet LEED and SITES standards.

Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested. Thank you for your support!