Community Courtyard Garden Campaign

$330 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Calvin Eaton  ROCHESTER, NY
We are thrilled to announce The Nutrition & Teaching Community Courtyard Garden Building Campaign

The The 540WMain Nutrition & Teaching Garden Community Courtyard Garden Building Campaign. sees 540WMain, our community center in the Susan B. Anthony district renovate and beautify the exisiting courtyard attached to our recently renovated community room. This  renovation campaign is part of the 540WMain Cares Initiative.

The Nutrition & Teaching Community Courtyard Garden at 540WMain will have a mission to teach community members and families how to adopt and sustain a healthier lifestyle through a garden based nutrition and urban gardening program. It will be  a collaborative place all person to to share ideas, learn, and practice how to live a holistic lifestyle by connecting with nature and the earth.

Groundbreaking for the renovation project will begin Saturday April 22 at 10 AM and the projected timeline for the project is September 2017. The "Courtyard" garden will double the size of the adjacent community room and will be multi-use event space for 540WMain.

The project has been broken up into two components. The primary project cost is $3000 and includes:

500 yards of lumber for the raised beds and seating ($840)
2 new doors ( $400)
3 cubic yards of soil ($108)
2 cubic yards of compost ($80)
2 cubic yards of fine mulch ( $42)
Compost bin $(100)
A new wooden gate ($100)
A new wooden fence ($200)
Outdoor sink ($200)
Labor ($600)
Design work ($300)
Tree removal (in kind)

The second component is the restoration of the brick and concrete. The projected cost for this component is $7500 and includes relaying and restoring the brick floor of the courtyard. Overall the projects total cost is $10,500

Much of the funds will be needed immediately to meet the project completion deadline.


The public is invited to join us on Earth Day Saturday April 22 from 10-2 PM to begin the cleaning and groundbreaking of the renovation project. Community members can donate to the project monetarily fhrough it's GoFundMe campaign, donate time and labor over the course of the summer, or donate materials and supplies by contacting organizations and businesses on behalf of 540WMain.

You can also share and spread the word. More can be learned about 540WMain and the project by visiting
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Update 2
Posted by Calvin Eaton
20 months ago
We are loving this next stage drawing. Estimates are happening and painting will soon begin.
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Update 1
Posted by Calvin Eaton
21 months ago
Thanks to everyone that has donated. Let's keep the momentum going! #togetherwegrow
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$330 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Created April 19, 2017
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ann mccracken
17 months ago

your continuing effort to make the world better place provides me with hope and inspires me to do my part...thank you!!

Sonja White
19 months ago
Michaela Cultrara
19 months ago

Can't wait to see this flourish!

Dulce Ruiz
20 months ago
Katie M. Golden
20 months ago

Can't wait to see the finished product! As always, you amaze me, my friend!

20 months ago
Jennifer Richter
20 months ago

Great idea & much needed in the city, you GO Calvin!!

Christian Vega
20 months ago

Would love to see the courtyard garden flourish!!

Aretha Maxwell Mclamore
20 months ago
Adam Eaton
21 months ago

Such wonderful work happening at 540WMain for the Rochester Community!!

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