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Help the beautification of Providence RI & New York City urban environments through sunflower plantings and gardens!
Help the beautification of Providence RI & New York City urban environments through sunflower plantings and gardens!
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The SunFlower Project

 The SunFlower Project is the beautification of urban environments: Encouraging life to grow between the cracks, inspiring people to look outside of themselves, towards the potential of their surrounding environments, and to be creative!

 For the past two years, I have been planting sunflowers in Providence, receiving great feedback and creating enthusiasm for more initiatives like this. This year with your support I will design a garden in Providence and expand the sunflower project to my home town- New York City.

http://all-nighter.com/spotlight/mackenzie-younger-the-greenhouse-project/

The SunFlower Project 2012: Garden & Plantings

 The first phase is designing an innovative garden at the Rhode Island School of Design. This garden will incorporate indigenous plants, sunflowers and a hand made dovecote (also known as a pigeon coop). The garden’s purpose is to inspire the interest of local communities, acting as an educational destination for kids participating in RISD’s out-reach programs.

 The second phase of the SunFlower Project is to plant hundreds of sunflowers in Providence, Rhode Island, and then in New York City. This summer of 2012 will be the first time that the project takes place in two cities, so it will require alot of support!

 How will your pledge be used?

You and Kick Starter will be the launching pad for my first community project  out side of the Rhode Island School of Design. Funds raised will give the support needed for me to reach the greatest amount of people, and leave a powerful impact on our urban society. 

With the money donated, I can establish a team of young people who share my passion, making this an annual event, with the potential to expand to many cities!

 Funds will go to materials needed to construct the garden, and to provide the team with essentials such as food and gear.  It is important that all of this is documented, so I will also be hiring artists to take photos and film the project- Allowing investors like you to experience the process and journey. This project will not be possible without your collaboration, thank you for your support!

 How else can you help?

 Spread the word, the more people I can reach out to, the better! If you are from Providence or New York City and know of a garden that needs sunflowers, or streets where sunflowers can be planted, please contact me. If you personally want to join the campaign and plant sunflowers, contact me. If you want to interview or film the team, we would be happy to work with you. Together we can create bridges, inspire people to think about nature and the urban environment in new ways!  

Special thanks to RISD Careers for prompting entrepreneurial students to use Kick Starter   http://www.risdcareers.com/ http://www.kickstarter.com/RISD

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    Bag of sunflower seeds with an illustration on it by me.

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    Three bags of sunflower seeds, each different sunflower species -with illustrations on them by me.

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    Three sunflower seeds bags of different sunflower species and a sunflower team t- shirt designed by me.

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    Three sunflower seed bags of different sunflower species, a t-shirt, a signed DVD copy of short documentary with custom art inside.

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    Three sunflower seeds bags of different sunflower species, a t-shirt, DVD copy, and a unique drawing by me inspired by the project.

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    I will come to your garden to plant sunflowers. I will also do an on sight of drawing of your garden. Along with you receiving seeds, a t-shirt and DVD. (Only possible if your garden is in New York City or Providence Rhode Island- other locations would need to be negotiated)

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    I will paint a small custom mural for you. Along with plantings in your garden, seeds, a t-shirt and DVD. Murals and planting apply to private and public locations, I’m happy to involve it any community projects. (paint must be supplied)

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    I will paint a large mural, along with every thing else. (paint must be supplied)

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