The goals of the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project are to:
- Establish at least four school gardens and four community gardens in Cherry Hill
- Engage at least 200 community residents in activities and education sessions relating to gardening and nutrition
- Foster collaboration and sustainability within the community
- Create opportunities for economic and workforce development related to urban agriculture
The US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded Towson University a People’s Garden grant to be distributed in the form of micro-subgrants (up to $3,500) to groups who will develop and implement projects and programs that achieve the above goals and impact residents of the Cherry Hill community.
As of February 2013, the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project has awarded seven micro-subgrants to groups working in Cherry Hill. Information about how your group can apply for a micro-subgrant can be found here.
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