Call for Applications

Are you or someone you know interested in developing a new community garden, school garden or nutrition education program in Cherry Hill? Apply for a Cherry Hill People’s Garden Micro-Sub Grant! We would love to see more projects develop throughout the Cherry Hill community.

 

All applicants must partner with at least one other organization and one representative from either organization must attend an information session. Applicants may request funding up to $3500 for a community or school garden and up to $1000 for an education program.

For questions about the micro-subgrant application and for submission information, please contact Dr. Sonia Lawson, filling in for the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project Director. Her e-mail is slawson@towson.edu or 410-704-2313 

Young Gardener’s Program Sponsors Food Demonstration

As part of the Young Gardener’s Program, a food demonstration was presented to 30 scholars from Higher Achievement’s after-school program at Arundel Elementary-Middle School on March 5, 2014. The demonstration was presented by Chef Crisp, a local of Baltimore, and currently working with New Era Academy in Cherry Hill to create a farm-table-classroom.

Chef Crisp showed the students how to make vegetarian jambalaya, a staple New Orleans dish as a symbol of Mardi Gras. The students took an active role helping Chef Crisp throw in herbs and other spices and stiring the dish occasionally in the wok. The students really enjoyed learning how to make their own healthy meal. Many of them took the recipe home to share with their families.

Many thanks to Chef Crisp, and we hope she can join us again soon!

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The Young Gardeners Program Receives Funds for a Second Year

We are proud to announce that the YouStickerng Gardeners Program received a renewal grant to fund the program for a second year! The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership at Towson University, in collaboration with Higher Achievement Baltimore, was awarded the grant to support the after-school garden club for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Young Gardeners Program began in 2012 in cooperation with Higher Achievement’s after-school program at Arundel Elementary-Middle School. There were fifteen elementary and middle school students who participated last year. We hope the program will grow to 20 students this year. The program continues to create a space for Cherry Hill students to expand their understanding of health, nutrition, and gardening in creative ways. Students have an opportunity to manage an herb garden, eat healthy foods, and participate in educational workshops. The workshops are presented by students from Towson University and Cherry Hill community members.

We are very excited to expand the program to new students and foster enthusiasm around leading healthy lives.

If you are interested in applying for a Cherry Hill People’s Garden grant, please contact Nadine Braunstein, Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project Director, at nbraunstein@towson.edu.

 

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