Participatory budgeting is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making - a type of participatory democracy, in which community residents decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget.
Participatory budgeting allows residents to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects, and gives them the power to make real decisions about how money is spent. This engaged ownership allows residents to become invested in their communities and the changes that affect them.
COVID-19 changed the world for everyone. UGW saw this time as an opportunity to re-evaluate our operational infrastructure, projects, and programming.
We rededicated our works to focus on those who support said works - YOU!
So, we start with the SOIL - deconstructing it; adding micro-nutrients, microbes, & decomposers; building it up; allowing NATURE to do her job by NOT TILLING.
Welcome to UGW Global!!!
In memory of our fallen Brethren, UGW created The George Woods Project (GWP). George Woods was a kind, loving soul who worked diligently and tirelessly to spread his love of nature to as many folks as possible. He worked primarily creating food forests, "Pollinator Pathways", "Hammocks in Da Hood", and other green projects for residents, churches, and schools. He loved to share his knowledge of plants and nature with everyone, especially those who lacked the means to see their projects actualized. George was "The Great Actualizer".
In 2020 through The GWP, UGW provided financial, resource, and technical support to groups in Haiti, SVG, and Kenya. The impact of which is being felt by over 2000 people across the globe. Check out the links to these areas to see what efforts have been achieved.
UGW designs multi-functional operations to address food deserts that not only contribute towards the food crisis solution, but is also a pathway to creating sustainable jobs and entrepreneurship, capable of being duplicated in any city, in any region in the world, including entry-level entrepreneurship options, making it easy and incentivizing for anyone interested in getting involved into their urban farming industry. Learn more about how to get involved here!!