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Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project garners SU Enitiative Award

The Westcott Neighborhood Bulb project recently received an Enitiative Grant from Syracuse University through its Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative.

This grant has enabled the Wescott nation's bulb project to upgrade the 2009 web site, bulbproject.org and add new features which include:

* A Bulb Project slide show on the neighborhood

* List of 2009 raffle prizes and how to purchase tickets

* Photos and reports from last six years

* A downloadable brochure on the history of the project

* List of 10 books for gardening with children all available at Onon. County

Library

* Springtime Photo Contest Winners now in its second year

* Recent press releases

* How civic, church, schools and neighborhood organizations can request perennial bulbs for plantings in the neighborhood

*Garden Art for Sale - the newest feature ***

A portion of the Kaufman Campus Enitative Grant is being used to help artists from greater Syracuse, who produce garden related art and crafts to market their art. On the Web site you can see photos, sales and contact information from artists who produce garden related art.

Artists who create garden related art and are interested in having it featured on the Web site should contact us at pwirth2@verizon.net

The Web site has been made possible through the design work of Denise Heckman, Associate Professor, Industrial and Interaction Design, Syracuse University and Alfred Chang, a SU student who did the recent upgrades.

Enitiative (the Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative) is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focusing on entrepreneurship in the arts, technology, and our neighborhoods. To learn more about Enitiative, visit entrepreneurship.syr.edu

The Wescott Neighborhood Bulb Project, now in its seventh year, works in conjunction with the Westcott Community Center. Recently featured in the March issue of the "The Good Life", Central New York Magazine, the WNBP has facilitated the planting of 42,000 spring blooming perennial bulbs in the Westcott neighborhood since the project started in 2003.

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