About Sliding Scale
In an attempt to make growing food accessible to as many people as possible, atplanta operates on a sliding scale basis.
We ask those who can afford it to pay more for our goods and services, enabling those with fewer financial resources to pay less. This arrangement lets us pay our bills, while bringing more gardens to more people.
Below, we give you a few ways to think about how much to contribute for the gardening services and products we offer.
I have very little expendable income.*
I have little to no savings.
I have stress about meeting basic needs.
I have debt that gets in the way of meeting my basic needs.
I have some expendable income.*
I have some savings.
I have some stress about meeting basic needs, but regularly achieve them.
I have significant expendable income.*
I have a comfortable retirement plan.
I have a significant financial safety net.
*Expendable income might include spending on things like restaurants, coffee shops, movies, concerts, new clothes
Here's a good rule of thumb:
A price-point may be a bit of a reach but still be worthwhile; you may have to cut back on unessential spending in the short term, but it won't have a long-term, harmful impact on your life. However, if a price-point would impact your ability to afford food, rent, transportation, and other necessities, you should move lower on the scale.
Interested in our services?
Contact us. We'll discuss your individual needs and come up with a plan.