Yorktown Sensory Garden





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Project Description

Region: North America

Country: USA

Location: Yorktown, New York

Total Budget: $150,000

Areas of Focus: Community economic development, The environment

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Yorktown, New York

Total Budget: $150,000

Areas of Focus: Community economic development, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Granite Knolls Sensory Garden - The creation of a Sensory Garden will enhance our park and create a place for children, veterans and seniors to have a place to explore their senses.

A Sensory Garden at Granite Knolls. All Club members will participate along with the Yorktown Special Education PTA and Lakeland Special PTA, all monies raised will go directly to the creation of the garden.

Who in the Yorktown community would benefit from a Sensory Garden:

Over 200 families in Yorktown have one or more children with a developmental disability

Statistically Yorktown is the home to approximately 1000 Veterans who suffer from PTSD

65+ population totals close to 750 seniors who suffer from Alzheimer's / Dementia

These numbers will continue to increase year over year

We Can...

Create a sense of community

Create a space for Tranquility

Create a haven for stress release

Create a place to explore your senses

Jasmine, Lavender & Peppermint are proven to lower stress and anxiety levels through sense of smell

Lamb's Ear - provides soothing sensation to the touch

Water Feature - evokes all the senses for the visually impaired

• All indigenous perineal plants can be used

Community Involvement:

Create a Life Skills Program

• Annual Veteran Gardening Program

• Senior Citizen Gardening Program

• Scouts of America (SOA) Community Service Hours

• Graduating High School Seniors Community Service Hours

• Community Service Hours for Religious communities

• Garden Club Involvement

• Book Clubs

• Yoga Classes

• Class Trips from Yorktown Community Schools

• Sensory wall designed by children of all abilities

• Outdoor Art Projects

• Yearly Community Events

• Adopt a Planter-Bench Program

The Possibilities are Endless

We anticipate these project being started in the spring of 2022, it will be an ongoing project until it is finished.

Primary Host Partner

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Yorktown

Primary Contact: Diana Quast

Email: dmarino488@aol.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4921

Rotary Club of: Bahía Blanca Norte

Primary Contact: Javier Holowiniec

Email: jholowiniec@outlook.com

Project Status

Need $99,000
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Yorktown (7230)





Bahía Blanca Norte (4921)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Diana Quast

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Javier Holowiniec of the Rotary Club of Bahía Blanca Norte, District 4921.


by Diana Quast

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

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