project leader
Timothy J
location
4906 McClellan
(East Warren Community)
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the project

With your generous donations we will create Detroit's first Motor City Garden! We are transforming a once blighted vacant lot into a pollinator garden to attract pollinators, beautfiy our community, as well as educate others on the importance of pollinator conservation. 

the steps

Our actions includes working to clean and prep vacant lot for project March 2020

Prepare Grounds and Add Motor Shell April 2020

Work with local artist to paint inspired mural on motor shell April 2020

Work with GM Cares to install soil and wildflowers Late April 2020

Soft Launch and Ribbon cutting for the community May 2020

why we're doing it

We are on a mission to inspire a new generation of leaders in sustainability, and the best way is to lead by example. Transforming vacant lots into inclusive green spaces, revitalizes neighborhoods by eliminating blight and reducing crime. The Motor City Garden will also serve as an educational hub to educate our community about native bees and plant species. It's imperative that we create outdoor learning experiences, where children can interact with nature in their own community.  

budget

Disbursed Budget



MOTOR CITY GARDEN PROJECT BUDGET
Cost for Vacant Lot $450
Insurance  $300
Dumpster for site clean up $350
Ground Leveling  $1,500
1981 Olds Mobile Shell (Clean Body) $2,000
8 Cubic Yards of Mulch $400
Design Art Mural on car by Heidelberg  $2,000
Live Stock Fence Materials and Labor $2,000
Custom Graphic Design Sign and  set up $800
Total $9,800
   
MOTOR CITY GARDEN PROJECT BUDGET2
Cost for Vacant lot  $450
Insurance $300
Dumpster for site clean up $350
1970 Imperial Shell $1,800
8 cublic yards of mulch  $400
live stock fence materials and labor $2,000
Custom Graphic Design sign and set up $800
Total  $6,100
Grand Total $15,900



TOTAL RAISED = $15,040.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $451.20
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $14,553.80

Revised Budget 1/23/20:



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $24,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $743
TOTAL TO RAISE = $24,778

Original Budget

Top Soil $300, Mulch 200, Live Stock Fence $2,000, Wild Flowers $800, Educational Signage $150, Auto Body Shell $1,500 Art Mural $5,000 Lawn Manitence $720, Opening Ribbon Cutting/Fundraiser $1000

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $12,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $372
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $12,407

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Peggy S.
  • A donation from The Allen Family
  • Anonymous
  • MarsPaule Advertising
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Donation from The Mr and Mrs. Garden Club
  • Philadelphia Beekeepers
  • Donation from Vincent Aloyo
  • Anonymous
  • Peggy Wilke
  • Anonymous
  • Deeplands Garden Club
  • Secret Funder (SAVE THE BEES YALL)
  • Anonymous
  • Marnie
  • Private Donor
  • Janet Brown
  • Karren Dunhill
  • Janet Brown
  • Lindsey Hill
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous