Abney Cotton Mill Wildlife Preserve and Reclamation Through Art

  • Location
    Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Status

The Problem

We are a school of artists who have purchased a 16 acre enclosed landscape of an old cotton mill nested in a neighborhood of former mill workers. There are existing deer, birds, small mammals and a pond that live in the ruins and forests of the mill. Our aim is to reuse the ruins for building art installation and restore the landscape for not only the pride of the community but also the education and health of said community.

Our Plan

We will start with cleaning out the pond, removing metals from the ground, and reallocating rubble to sculptural uses. Additionally we will renovate existing buildings into classrooms and art studios. Careful records of plant and animal species will be logged.

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The Benefit

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