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Nettleton Avenue(downtown Memphis, South Main Street)
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We plan to transform a privately owned railroad embankment lot in Memphis, Tennessee at the corner of Nettleton Avenue and Tennessee Street into a community fruit tree orchard (similar to a community garden) and green space. The benefits of the community orchard are that it will join the downtown community together to make the neighborhood cleaner, safer, vibrant and livable; improve awareness of our environment and community health; and, enhance bio-diversity and build community food security.
We will purchase 7 fruit trees, compost and support materials (gators -- a water tube to go around the tree, support sticks), fruit bushes, and flowers. We will secure the water meter and purchase a hose. We will gain permission to paint part of the train bridge wall to promote the Nettleton community orchard. We will have a team to maintain the community orchard, but the ongoing maintenance is much less than a community garden.
why we're doing it
As members of the downtown community, we want to turn an undevelopable piece of land into a productive, visually appealing and environmentally sustainable asset for the community.
7 fruit trees $200
compost, stakes, gators $150
signage for trees and paint & brushes for a section of the railroad bridge $150
flowers and fruit bushes along with planting soil and compost $200
water (annually) $300
temporary water meter (annually) $20
temporary fencing for Memphis in May $50
lumber for flower beds - $100
rent for plot from Nettleton Homeowners Association - $12
garden hose $20
2 pet waste centers and a year’s supply of bags — $200
|ioby Platform Fee||$35|
|3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)||$42|
|TOTAL TO RAISE =||$1,479|
|ioby Platform Fee||waived|
|3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)||$18.73|
|TOTAL TO DISBURSE =||$624.27|
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Miles Wolf Tamboli
Gary Kessel Photography
William Farrington Condominiums
I love fruit
Terry & Stacy Dietzler
Community Development Council of Greater Memphis