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The Lakshmi Community Garden Project, community garden and gathering space at 224 West 123rd St. We are currently seeking funds to put up a community notice board and to construct a gate in the back connecting us to an established community garden on the opposite block.
Named for the Hindu goddess of abundance, this project intends to transform a derelict lot into a green space and community gathering spot. Previously, the site was an abandoned building that was used for illegal drug and criminal activity. That building was demolished in May 2010.
The overall project consists of three components:
- Street front: Wildflower garden space for propagation of native North American wild flowers.
- Middle lot: Stage and plaza. Plaza will act as a gathering spot for community meetings and events.
- Back Lot: The sunniest part of the garden this area will be used to grow fresh vegetables for the community.
We are currently seeking funds to put up a community notice board and to construct a gate in the back connecting us to an established community garden on the opposite block.
In putting up the board and constructing the gate, we will be creating a central site where area residents can get information on events and activities, as well as a link with another garden where we can access tools, water and other resources directly.
why we're doing it
We are doing this in order to create a stronger, more informed and unified community on our block.
We also hope to create more green space and harborage for native North American wild flowers in Harlem New York City.
Aluminum, non-illuminated hinged outdoor notice board $157.95
Gate: Materials and labor: $200
Project total = $357.95
Third party credit card processing (3%) = $10.74
Fiscal sponsorship (5%) = $17.90
Total to raise = $386.59
|less ioby Platform Fee||waived|
|less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)||$18.43|
|less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)||$11.27|
|TOTAL TO DISBURSE =||$357.30|
Revised Budget, 11/3/2014
We would like to take the IOBY money and combine it with the $700 or so we have in remaining funds from the Lakshmi garden to rent a backhoe and truck to remove it. Green Asphalt will accept the pavement for recycling.
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Rob Greenfield www.RobGreenfield.tv