Welcome to Travis Thompson's Personal Fundraising Page!


As my journey into the healthcare field progresses it is becoming more and more apparent that one of the key components to ensuring a happy, healthy and productive life is through proper nutrition and understanding how what we eat truly does impact who we are.

I was fortunate to grow up on a farm where what I ate literally came from my backyard.  Some of my best memories are of picking veggies and fruits with my family, learning how to prepare them, and finally being rewarded with a meal that I helped create from start to finish.  Being able to have this experience at such a young age developed a curiosity and respect for the food decisions I make now as an adult. 

Children in urban areas rarely get these opportunities, and by the time they are old enough to understand how crucial nutrition is to their health, some conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes may already be taking a toll on their lives.   It is with this project that I hope to instill an appreciation for nutritious foods by giving children hands-on experience and educational opportunities that will assist them in living a full and vibrant life. 

Please help us so that we can provide the materials needed to help these children make healthy decisions that will benefit them throughout their lives.


Raised of $7,500 goal.






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This campaign ended on Thursday, May. 18, 2017

From a tiny seed…

     $7,500 will fund a significant phase of the Brookridge Community Garden for "laboratory"  development which can be used for the science curriculum, at the elementary school, as well as the kinesthetic component of the Human Pathophysiology course at JCCC. We intend to create educational videos, affordable meal planning, and kid friendly recipes that teach how what you eat, when you are younger, can prevent disease when you are older.  Our flipped classroom format is taking pathophysiology into Brookridge Elementary. We intend to address some  misconceptions about what it takes to eat healthy and prevent disease.


Our objectives are, but not  limited to:  

  • Purchasing the materials necessary to install and sustain an organic food garden.
  • Provide the monies for curriculum development and administration
  • Construct an outside "classroom" adjacent to the site

Our Purpose

The Brookridge Community Garden is an interactive learning lab developed, in conjunction with Johnson County Community College, by the Garden Club of Brookridge Elementary school, employees, and parents to:

  • inspire application based learning and teaching in science
  • address the need for proper nutrition in the prevention of disease
  • connect, as a community, to address the misconceptions about what it means to "eat healthy"


"You are what you eat" is not just a slogan.  It is the reality that we ALL eventually have to deal with if we are to improve our health and ultimately our quality of life. "I think there is good research that shows that nutrition is critical for a child's brain and for concentration and learning at school."

-Dr. Tanya Altmann, a pediatrician and an American Academy of Pediatrics spokeswoman.

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Rhonda Gates

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Lynne Beatty

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Katie Lee

Gave $40.00

Csilla Duneczky

Gave $100.00

Michelle Knoll

Gave $40.00

Brian Baumgardner

Gave $150.00

Patsy Woods

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Eliott Reeder

Gave $20.00

Brandon Craig

Gave $5.00

Jamie Cunningham

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Lori Slavin

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Paul Racz

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Make an Impact


Give $5

A gift of this amount allows you to show that you support this project!

Tools of the Trade

Give $20

Your gift of this amount could allow us to purchase shovels, rakes, hoes, wheel barrels, hoses, and gardening gloves.

Sowing the Seeds of Success

Give $40

Your gift of this amount could purchase seeds for the vegetable bed

Signs of the Time

Give $75

We want everyone to know about our project and your donation could allow us to buy a sign. This sign would be placed in a prominent spot in our project so everyone knows what great things are happening here.

When it Rains it Pours

Give $90

Your gift of this amount could allow us to purchase rain barrels to supplment our water bill. This cost is not just the barrel, but the associated kit which makes it functional.

Fruits of our Labor

Give $100

Your gift of this amount could allow us to purchase a fruit tree. Since cross-pollination is necessary to get the trees to produce fruit, we are going to need more than one.

Communing with Nature

Give $125

Your gift of this amount could allow us to purchase picnic tables. These tables would allow students to work on curriculum adjacent to the garden. Laptops and tablets could be brought out without the concern that they will end up on the ground to be stepped on or watered.

The Big Sleep

Give $150

Your gift of this amount could provide the building materials for one 4'x12' composite construction bed. By constructing the bed from this material, we don't have to worry about disintegration over time or leaching chemicals into the soil.

My Head is Spinning

Give $300

Your gift of this amount would allow the purchase of a used centrifuge to be used to do soil pH testing. Don't want to burned at the garden stake!

How Dry I Am

Give $800

Your gift of this amount could pay our water bill for a year. If you haven't noticed, it seems like our state is getting dryer and dryer and our new garden could suffer. Happy plants are hydrated plants.