Yorktown Sensory Garden





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Yorktown, New York

Total Budget: $5,000

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.

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

We anticipate this project will always have something to be done in it and will be ongoing.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Yorktown

Primary Contact: Diana Quast

Email: dmarino488@aol.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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History Log Entries


by Diana Quast

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Diana Quast

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.


by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Diana Quast

System Entry: Project signed by Diana Quast.


by David Schribman

Approved with a DDF match for $1,950, not $2,500


by David Schribman

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by David Schribman

Diana Marino informed me on 5/20/22 that grant will be completed on 6/4/22. Receipts & final report still outstanding.


by David Schribman

Texted with Diana & reminded her that the final report was still outstanding.


by Diana Quast

I have uploaded the Final Report, Bank Statements and Cashed Checks


by David Schribman

The initial budget of the project is significantly different from the final report. Mahbub Ahmad (new grant chair) should review the final report with R.I. before submitting to stewardship.


by Diana Quast

Please review.


by Mahbub Ahmad

Sent to Stewardship for final review.


by David Schribman

Reviewed by stewardship & approved for grant payment.

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