The Seventh Avenue Merchants Association needs your help to make a community garden possible in the Melrose District. The Association has applied for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi Refresh. The grant money, with extra help from Clear Channel Communications, will create a community garden on a weed infested lot at the corner of 7th Ave. and Montecito—the heart of the m7 Curve.’ The design for the garden has already been achieved by combining community advice and student talent from the ASU School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
So far, the garden is doing well in voting, but not well enough. Out of 1341 ideas on the Pepsi site, the garden has been hovering around the rank of 140. It’s good, but only the 1st and 2nd ranked projects win the $250,000. The competition is tight and only a few votes separate the garden from the top two places.
The key to success lies with you and others who can vote on the Pepsi grant website. You can take action now and use the following link to vote for the Melrose Community Garden. Remember you can vote once per day between now and May 31st. In addition, pass the word on to their friends any family, wherever they may live. If they have a computer with internet access, they can vote.
or use this link: http://www.refresheverything.com/M7project