Community Courtyard Garden 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.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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.
HOW LONG WILL THE RENOVATION TAKE?
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.
HOW MUCH WILL THE RENOVATION COST?
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)
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.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT?
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