Ithaca Garden Club and Ithaca Children’s Garden came together to plant 50,000 daffodil bulbs along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. The effort, dubbed “Daff-a-Dazzle” by the Ithaca Garden Club, began three years ago when the club brought forth a vision of blooming flowers lining the trail. The most recent planting was the third planting event, part of the five-year planting plan.
While the city is working with the Ithaca Garden Club to help organize the project, all the funding comes from the club directly. The recent purchase of 50,000 bulbs cost around $15,000, most of which the club fundraised themselves. The Garden Club also takes donations from the public, some of which were brought in by scannable QR codes placed around the trail.
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