Archive for May, 2012

Fence for Tully Elementary School Garden

Posted in Public Art Projects on May 28, 2012 by troyneiman

Tully Elementary School has turned an old unused asphalt pad into an awesome garden complete with many fruit trees, native plants, water harvesting basins, a cistern that holds water runoff from the roof and feeds it to the plants with an irrigation system.  Only problem is that the Javelina’s keep coming in at night and chowing down on all the new plantings ( these things will eat cactus, spines and all).
They need a fence!

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Posted in Bicycle Part Art, fences, Gate, Public Art Projects, Recycled/Found Material, Steel with tags , , , on May 28, 2012 by troyneiman

The School was able to complete this project with a grant from CPPW (Community’s Putting Prevention to Work).  They had a fairly small budget for this project but we were able to keep the costs down by collecting old boards, scrap metal, and bicycle wheels to use in the fence.  Much of the steel tubing was purchased second-hand at a scrap yard.  Zach Lihatsh helped me with building and installing this project.  You can see more of his amazing metal work at http://www.zachlihatsh.com/.  The CPPW grants were able to help facilitate many neighborhood projects and bring community’s together all over Tucson.  Unfortunately,  the CPPW grants will no longer be available.

Posted in Bicycle Part Art, fences, Gate, Public Art Projects, Recycled/Found Material, Steel with tags , , , , on May 28, 2012 by troyneiman

The 140 foot Tully School Garden fence is complete!