Tulips on Troost

An Initiative for change

  • Tulips on Troost aims to change the face of Troost Avenue by planting one million tulips along the Avenue in honor of an early Kansas City leader, Dr. Benoist Troost. Through this mission, we hope to inspire and motivate the citizens of Kansas City to recognize the value of neighborhood capital improvements and beautification in some of the city's most under-served neighborhoods. Tulips are just on the surface—our deep-rooted goal is to use a beautiful, accessible thing like a tulip to represent positive change on Troost and to let the city know that Troost is worth our time, efforts, and resources.

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Tulips on Troost is 8 years old this 2014 season and to express how Certified Petal Pushers still feel about tulips, we've scheduled a very special performance of Ravel's String Quartet in F Major featuring UMKC's Graduate Fellowship String Quartet.  Details and invitations for this event are about to be released and we wanted all our online followers to be the first to know.  So, save the date and visit this Ravel String Quartet fan page to better understand how music sometimes best expresses all that you want to say.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2824 Benton Blvd.
6PM to 8:30PM (String Quartet Performance at 7:30PM)

Please RSVP to durwinrice@duwinrice.com
(816) 447-0539


   

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New East of Troost bumper stickers.  Nice.

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Now that Tulips on Troost has been up and running for a few years, we thought it was time to remind everyone of our mission on Troost Avenue.

Tulips on Troost is a non-profit organization that aims to change the face of Troost Avenue by planting one million tulips along the Avenue by 2010. Through this activity, we will:
  • Bring deserved attention and respect to one of our city's most important founders, Dr. Benoist Troost
  • Give our city's residents alternative, new and significant ways to perceive race, color, and culture as it relates to Troost Avenue
  • Create opportunities for community members to cooperate in bettering the environment around them
  • Influence city planners and legislators to prioritize the revitalization of Troost Avenue
  • Attract citizens to take up residency, move/start their businesses, or simply become a consumer along Troost Avenue
  • Provide a powerful symbol of hope, achievement, and healing to everyone who observes the positive changes on Troost Avenue
Through this mission, we hope to inspire and motivate the citizens of Kansas City to recognize the value of neighborhood revitalization in some of the city's most historic districts. Whether you do this on your own, or whether you join us in beautifying Troost Avenue through volunteering, networking, or financial donations, we at Tulips on Troost invite you to partner with us in improving our city.

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