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We’re crowdfunding to raise the funds to build a landscape design studio!
We work with local youth in Bridgeport, CT to turn blighted areas into renewed community spaces. We have built community gardens, organized community cleanups, and planted hundreds of trees and flowers while at the same time providing numerous opportunities for local high-school youth to learn and engage with the environment and their community.
As part of our mission to address multiple issues at once, we would like to start a Landscape Design Studio as a social enterprise-type service where we work towards improving Bridgeport’s environment, as well as acting as a resource so residents and other nonprofits can hire our students to design their own sites, reinforcing the goal of our students as the designers and stewards of the environment.
Students ages 14-18 who are in or who have gone through our 6-week Landscape Design training program will meet with clients, brainstorm and research ideas in line with client goals, and finally come up with and implement designs. Throughout the work, students will take part in making presentations to clients and outside critics, critique each other’s work, and generally learn and practice project management skills that will be a valuable skill in any work they do in the future.
To launch this initiative, we are raising funds needed for design supplies and equipment for students to use (and reuse) such as:
- 10 drafting tables ($1200)
- 7 Marker and Pen Sets and ($1180)
- 3 Tracing Projectors ($300)
- 15 T-Squares ($270)
- 3 Rolls Trace Paper ($90)
- 20 Paper Pads ($460)
Cost to build a landscape design studio for local students: $3,500
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