Growing Community Garden Collective Gets Funding To Hire Coordinator

Monday July 29th, 2013

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Windsor’s Community Gardens got a funding boost today.

Windsor-West MPP Teresa Piruzza visited Bruce Park Community Garden to celebrate news of a $152,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to the Windsor-Essex County Community Garden Collective through the United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

“Community gardens grow more than food,” said Teresa Piruzza, MPP for Windsor West. “They contribute to healthy lifestyles, environmental benefits, educational opportunities, cross-cultural awareness, community building and enhance our neighborhoods.”

The grant will support a three-year project for a Community Garden Network Coordinator to assist with the existing and future development of community gardens across Windsor and Essex County.

Bruce Park Community Garden is just one of 16 gardens in the city that are being supported as part of the collective in the Windsor and Essex County.

“We are very thankful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of the Windsor-Essex County Community Garden Collective through United Way,” said Penny Marrett, CEO, United Way. “This grant is an investment in our community, and United Way is extremely proud to be a part of this initiative.

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