Help us do WELL and GROW


We Need $7500 for a Community Garden & Well


Project: Build a community garden to grow vegetables to share with this high need neighborhood and to dig a well to service the garden and the lovely landscape plants


What do we need to that? $7,500 and lots of energy!


How Can I Help? The garden and well together will cost $7,500. We received a grant for $2,000, which leaves $5,500 we must raise. Please PLEASE help us with a donation. Simply click on the Donate and make your donation. $10. $25. It all helps.


Who are We? We are the Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association, a nonprofit formed in 2008 to restore Green Lawn Abbey, a magnificent historic mausoleum. (Yes, we have dead people, over 500 in fact.)


What is Green Lawn Abbey? The Abbey, as we lovingly call this grand old girl, is a historic mausoleum. Built-in 1929, it sits on 3 acres, much of which is the lawn.

Located near downtown Columbus, the Abbey is in a neighborhood that is home to many impoverished families most of whom are refugees starting a new life.

The building itself is an incredible classical-style building that sits on a rise. There is ample room behind the building that has never been used, and which gets lots of direct sunlight. It’s a perfect spot for a vegetable garden.


Why A Garden? The Abbey is in a high need neighborhood, where the poverty rate is 73% and where there is precious little accessible greenspace. The area is also considered a food desert, meaning places to buy healthy foods are NOT nearby.

In roughly 10 years, our volunteers transformed this large property into a truly lovely place where people enjoy the outdoors and programs. In 2008, there was NO landscaping. Now there are over bushes, trees, and flowers.

Soon there will be vegetables too.


A Well? Yikes, They’re Expensive! The many plantings at the Abbey are beautiful, but in 2020, the water bill topped $2,000. That’s a lot for our small organization. Our dedication to turn the Abbey into a lovely park to be enjoyed by all, and now to produce food for our neighbors, is steadfast. We can do it. We must do it. But we need your help.




Green Lawn Abbey
Columbus, OH
Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association (Friends Of Green Lawn Abbey)
Registered nonprofit
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