Repair Library's Japanese Garden
The garden was built from 1985-1988 by the Evergreen Garden Club, and has since been lovingly maintained by the club's volunteers. Year after year, they've raised funds and generously donated their own time, money and materials to plant, weed, trim, and mulch the garden. In 2012 they commissioned a beautiful stone retaining wall, artfully crafted by a local mason, thoughtlessly damaged by vandals.
There is a Japanese word, Kintsugi, which refers to finding beauty in repairing that which is broken. This campaign is an act of Kintsugi. Please join us in this act of beauty.
$840 masonry repair
$428 replacing and planting 1 large Japanese maple
$133 labor to plant 1 donated tree
$599 replacing mulch, damaged plants, path stones
$500 annual maintenance
$____ any further donations will be used to maintain and enhance the Japanese Garden
Donors will receive a thank you acknowledgement from the Carbondale Public Library for their tax deductible donation.
We have been so touched by the outpouring of public support. Through generous volunteer efforts and donations, misfortune is transformed into opportunity. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be part of such a creative, collaborative, and generous community. The improved Japanese Garden is testament to that honor. Thank you so much for spreading the word, and for all of the very meaningful contributions.
I was wondering of other ways of helping. Contact me on Facebook please?
The insurance deductible is $1,000. We considered filing a claim, but it would almost certainly cause our rates to rise, and then we'd be paying for this over and over again in the years to come.
Did the Library consider filing a claim on their property insurance? Is that an option? I would believe that vandalism would be a covered loss if coverage exists the city is not fully self insured. Otherwise maybe the deductible is very high. Just a thought if it has not been considered.