I wouldn't waste time with grant $$ on benches and plants, I would get them
donated, and offer the businesses that donate them, a placque in the garden
with their names on it. I would save your grant writing efforts on
supplies, or tools for your art program. I have gotten benches, plants,
pots donated for all of my plays, easily and without hassle. They just want
to be recognized.
From: Ann Wilschke [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 10:43 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: courtyard help
Several additions are being built onto my school(middle
school). There will be a courtyard outside my artroom window. It
will be 31' X 39.' I am wanting to do something there so it is an
inviting place, especially for my classes. I am planning to apply
for some grant $$$$$ to purchase benches and plants. Is there
anything else you think of that I should try to include???? There
will be a brick wall on the other side of the grassy area...I am in
Michigan, so we probably would use the space a month or so in the
fall and spring, but we will be looking at it all the time!
Principal is willing, but I want to think of something really unique.
Let me know if you think of anything great.....
p.s. Maybe a statue of a bulldozer that is silent!!!!!