Derrick Smith Memorial Garden

$680 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 42 months

A group of Black and Latino teens from East Baltimore have been working together for the last three years developing community projects to promote cross-cultural sensitivity through the use of art and design.

Reflecting on the most recent loss of one of the young man’s father to a vicious homicide this group will continue to break away from racial stereotypes and promote peace through reflection, social action, and gardening. A new project they will be working on is The Derrick Smith Memorial Garden that will serve as a place to remember and celebrate the lives of Black and Latino men whose murders remain unsolved.

Through this project the teens will be reconnecting with the Earth and bringing life and beauty to a discarded lot to revitalize hope and prosperity in their community.

Your donation will help these young men buy:

- Gardening Tools
- Plants
- Dirt, Gravel, Mulch
- Sitting Areas
- Mural Supplies

To see other projects we have worked on or to contact us on how you can help visit.  

www.reyesedgar.com

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Great turn out earlier this month at our dedication of the mural. Please continue to share and donate to our project. We will soon start work on the garden.
Mural Completed
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First phase of painting the mural.
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$680 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 42 months
Created June 23, 2015
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Valeria Fuentes
33 months ago

I wish you all the best Edgar. I hope my small contribution can help with this great project! If you need any help with the actual project keep me in the loop!

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38 months ago
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Miguel Mendías
40 months ago
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Saw you guys' work in the article posted on BMoreArt! Cool stuff! How nice it would be to have a neighborhood garden in honor of Derrick's father, along with the beautiful mural that was made. More beauty in more spots, for everybody! So happy to see someone doing work that is about bringing black youth and la raza together. ¡Buena suerte!

JJ
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Jayla Jackson
40 months ago
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Yay!

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42 months ago
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