P-4119

Sensory Garden

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Yonkers

Total Budget: $5,000

Areas of Focus: Community economic development, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: The Yonkers Rotary Club and the City of Yonkers are partnering to build the first, public sensory garden in Yonkers


The Yonkers Rotary Club is pleased to partner with the City of Yonkers to construct the first, public, sensory garden in Yonkers.

The garden will be constructed in Grant Park, a public park serving the residents of the St Joseph's and Glenwood neighborhoods of the city.

The Park is also adjacent to, and used by, The Westchester School and the San Souci Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The Westchester School is a year-round, NYS approved special education day facility that serves individuals with autism and multiple handicaps as well as children who are medically fragile.

The San Souci Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care and veterans' services on a short term and subacute basis to its residents.

The sensory gardens will include flowers, shrubs, herbs and other landscape features.

Neighborhood residents, students from The Westchester School and the residents from San Souci will be encouraged to touch, smell, taste, and generally interact with the garden.

The garden will be designed with public input during the fall and winter, built in the spring and completed by May 30, 2022.


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

This project consists only of the installation of the sensory graden; it is not part of a larger rehabilitation of Grant Park

The Yonkers Rotary Club is partnering with the City of Yonkers to install the sensory garden because the garden will be installed in a City park that will benefit the neighborhood (appx 8,000 residents), the students at The Westchester School (appx 200) and the residents of the San Souci Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (appx 120)

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Yonkers-East Yonkers

Primary Contact: Greg Arcaro

Email: garcaro@aol.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Yonkers-East Yonkers (7230)

3-Oct-21

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Total

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents


[3-Oct-21]
Yonkers MoU

 

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History Log Entries

3-Oct-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

3-Oct-21

by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

3-Oct-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Simpson.

3-Oct-21

by Greg Arcaro

System Entry: Project signed by Greg Arcaro.

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