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Wilson Ave Lot to Garden

Organized by: Zeba Ahmed

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Goal #1: Get Soil
June 11, 2016

Our first goal is to raise money for soil. We've been offered a greatly discounted price of $300 for the soil, so if we can raise that much, See More

THE STORY:

Because of its appearance and its location in the Northside, people frequently assume that Perry South is dangerous. However, compared to Downtown, the North Shore, and the lower Northside, Perry South has much lower crime rates. I walk through the Perry South neighborhood daily on my way to work, and have seen little to frighten me. Instead, I see families with children and hardworking middle-aged adults caring for their elderly parents. The neighbors treat strangers with some suspicion, but once I introduce myself and say hello, they are quite friendly. It made me think, this is a nice place; I would love to make it nicer. So I decided to turn one of the vacant lots I see into a community garden. The garden is located at 2130 and 2128 Wilson Avenue. The lots are on Wilson Avenue between Drum Street and Perrysville Avenue, near bus stops for the 11 and 8, Mo’s Convenience Store, and another lot on Drum Street that has been beautified through GTECH’s Lot to Love program. Because of its location, many people walk past or wait here for the bus or to go to the convenience store. In addition, there are school age children living in the houses nearby who have no large safe space to play on their street. The garden will provide a safe space, or at the very least make the street look nicer and feel safer. (I want to make the space match the people!) Another goal is to increase the neighbors’ investment in their neighborhood. They are already longtime residents of the area, but being busy and having watched the gradual decline over time, they might not realize that they have the ability to improve their neighborhood. With the participation of many people, investing in one’s own neighborhood seems less of a burden. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to pay for soil and plants for the garden.

$125

 

21% Raised of $600 Goal

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Shaan Fye

    $100

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Organized by

Zeba Ahmed

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Shaan Fye

Shaan Fye

DONATION: $100

Let's get to 300! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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