project leader
Jennifer S
location
Sixth Avenue and Prince street
(South Village / Soho)
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the project

FFP's volunteers have partnered with The Hort and their Green Team to ensure that Father Fagan Park remains a clean, green, and flowering oasis for our many visitors.  Your donation will help maintain our neighborhood treasure AND support a job-training program for at-risk youth.  We're excited to continue this partnership in 2020.  

More about The Hort and The Green Team:

The GreenTeam provides short and long-term vocational training to youth at-risk, young adults, formerly incarcerated individuals, and homeless youth. The team works year-round on projects that teach plant care, landscape design, and garden maintenance. As participants plant, trim, mulch, weed, and transform neglected parts of the city, they learn valuable life skills: responsibility, time management, and workplace professionalism. When the men, women, and young adults complete the program, they leave not only understanding professional horticulture but are empowered to turn their lives in a new, positive direction.

the steps

The Hort has begun work in the park, and will visit the park on a bi-weekly basis going forward.  Our volunteers have already been out watering the memorial beds (and wearing masks!).  We look forward to hosting volunteer and community events once the COVID-related restrictions have been lifted.    

why we're doing it

The South Village has very little green space, and there's little room in the City's budget to provide gardening services for small parks like ours.  Father Fagan Park deserves and needs a tremendous amount of care, especially given the dramatic increase in planting areas.  We're excited to volunteer our time and person-power to keep the park clean and watered, but need the community's financial support to help fund The Hort's work and the addition of seasonal plants.  

budget

$8,780  Four seasonal plantings and decor for 5 tree beds and hanging baskets along 6th Avenue, plus a holiday tree. 

$1,624  Fall and Spring clean up of park's garden beds:  soil prep, add compost, mulching, pruning, plant maintnenance.  

Any funds raised over this budget will be used to add perennial plantings and a modest irrigation system in the larger garden beds.  We'd love to add hundreds of tulips and daffodils this fall.  



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $10,404
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $323
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,762

 

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photos

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donors

  • Hallie N.
  • Reid Williams
  • Jessie W.
  • Robert & Charlotte Sawyer
  • WLA & GJA
  • CYNTHIA F.
  • RICHARD AND JENNIE D.
  • Bonnie Sale
  • Dianne Mendez
  • Erin A.
  • Al Di Raffaele
  • In Memory of Gary Reed
  • The Barnett Family
  • The Sale-Miller Family
  • Carol H