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Beth F
956 Williams Lane
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the project

What we want to do

We want to add a mural to Carnes Garden East (CGE) which is a community garden located at 956 J.W. Williams Lane near Carnes School. Carnes School is now closed

but we are optimistic it will be re-purposed with another school or other use in the near future. We already have a galvanized metal roofing panel attached to the fence which will be the surface for the new mural.  We also have an artist identified who will paint the mural in a theme from nature and gardening.  The mural will be enjoyed by all

who walk, bicycle or drive down the street, come to tend plants or just visit the garden. Like the other gardens we have helped to build in the area, Carnes Garden East is a

transformation from a vacant and abandoned lot which was a source of blight in the neighborhood.



the steps

Our Carnes Garden East team has already placed the galvenized metal along the sides of the garden and an artist has been selected.  Once our funding is in place, we are ready to paint!  Our goal would be to have this project underway by the end of April and our artist should be able to create this beauty in a short time.  

why we're doing it

Why we want to do it

We want to continue our mission of bringing the beauty of art and nature to the residents and visitors to the community gardens along J.W. Williams Lane. The garden

beds at Carnes Garden East also makes it easy for residents to experience the satisfaction and joy of growing their own food. Carnes Garden East is one of several community gardens along J.W. Williams Lane that have been built and planted over the last 5 years with the help of neighborhood residents and other volunteers.

The presence of these beautiful and productive gardens has instilled a new optimism among residents that their neighborhood can get better. Others have been inspired to

renovate two apartment buildings near the gardens, bringing new residents back to this neighborhood. Relationship to “New Century of Soul” program goals

Service — Transforming vacant and blighted lots to beautiful gardens which are a source of inspiration and pride is a service to the citizens and neighborhood near

Carnes School.

Education & Culture — Many in the neighborhood lack opportunities to experience and learn from nature and art. The murals bring art to them to enjoy in their daily activities on the street.



Disbursed Budget 4.16.19:

Artist $300

Paint, Brushes, Supplies $100

Metal Panels for 2nd & 3rd murals 2 $16.00 $32.00

Metal Primer Paint 1 $11.00 $11.00

Shepherd hook for hummingbird feeder 1 $22.00 $22.00

Hummingbird Feeder 1 $11.00 $11.00

Metal conduit for plant stakes 15 x $3.34 $62.00

Compost 5 bags x $6.00 32.00

Total w/tax $570.00

TOTAL RAISED = $570.00
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $17.10

Original Budget:

Artist Fee                                           $300

Paint and Supplies                            $100

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $12


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