Team members in Des Moines, Iowa, feed their community with fresh produce from Wells Fargo’s giving garden.
When people think of Iowa, they often envision lush farmland and plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, said Sarai Rice, executive director of the Des Moines Area Religious Council. The reality, she added, is farming in Iowa mostly consists of producing corn and soy beans that don’t necessarily end up on local residents’ tables. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.
Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Prince William Beautiful, area businesses, and a civic organization recently partnered with the Prince William Area Agency on Aging to create a “Serenity Garden” in the circle in front of the Adult Day Healthcare Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.
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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation recently recognized Ian McKenna, also known as The Giving Gardener, age 12, from Austin, TX for driving awareness and being a catalyst for eliminating hunger in his community. Ian created The Giving Garden. The program grows school and community gardens so children in need can take home fresh fruits and vegetables to their families. Ian’s amazing efforts earned him a 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship as well as an additional $5000 grant for winning the Hunger Squad video competition.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 40 volunteers recently came together to transform a vacant Englewood lot into an outdoor classroom that will teach at-risk youth to plant, grow and harvest fresh produce – and give them a safe place to gather in an often dangerous neighborhood.
$100,000 for unique community space reflects commitment to environment
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., July 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park.
Grant program will enable low-income families to receive fresh, local produce harvested from local community gardens
May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation are partnering on the Grow Your Park grant program to fund community garden projects in 15 communities. The community gardens will specifically benefit low-income community members providing fresh, local produce that they can grow on their own at low- to no-cost.
In the midst of one of the coldest winters on record, spring time is coming soon! That’s why we are excited to celebrate Plant a Flower Day. The day is meant to encourage everyone to get outside and to help beautify our surroundings. One great way to participate is to start or get involved in a local community garden.