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Monday April 18th, 2016

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The United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is looking to engage 750 high school students from the four local school boards to prepare and plant 18 community gardens across the city and county.

Joined by representatives of the local school boards, city and provincial officials, and the Windsor Essex Community Garden Collective, W.F. Herman Secondary School students kicked off the fifth annual province-wide challenge at Bruce Park in west Windsor Monday by preparing the community garden for the growing season.

Over the course of the next month, students across Windsor and Essex County will be rolling up their sleeves to make a difference. They will also learning about current issues facing those experiencing hunger and sustainable solutions that can help to improve access to healthy food for our community’s residents.

“United Way is proud to be a supporter of the community garden movement, which is helping to provide access to nutritious food for those who need it,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way. “Volunteerism is an important part of a healthy community, and we’re excited to see the incredible support from students and volunteers for this effort. It makes me hopeful for the future of our community.”

The Community Garden Project runs from April 14th to May 21th. For a full list of events, activities, and participating schools, visit weareunited.com/CTW.

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