Dersu Collective

The Dersu Collective, led by Maryam Amiryani and Nick Terry, held an auction of local artists' work in spring 2017, raising $6000 to renovate the elementary school playground. An army of local volunteers joined together to level the playground, create better drainage, lay a new foundation, hang vibrantly colored shade sails, and expand areas for the sandbox and for climbing. A new vegetable garden and six shade trees are complemented by woven colored fabric decorating the chain link fence. The transformation was very impressive, and the youngsters love it.

playground Before the renovation.

playground after the renovation.