Two GREEN THUMBS UP for Twelve Winners!
Community Garden Grants Awarded
by the Mayor’s Fitness Council
Presentation of checks on March 14, noon, at City Hall
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation has announced the recipients of the Mayor’s Fitness Council Community Garden Grants. This grant was open to new and established community gardens. The funds can be used for tools, seeds, plants, irrigation equipment, raised beds, or soil improvement materials.
Twelve grants of $500 were awarded to the following organizations, school groups, individuals or groups of individuals:
- Boys & Girls “Club Garden” (Boys & Girls Club)
- Clairelaine Gardens Community Garden (Clairelaine Gardens Residence)
- Navarro Place Community Garden (Navarro Place Residence)
- Corpus Christi Downtown Farmer’s Market Educational Garden (Tom Graham Park)
- St. Peter’s By the Sea Community Garden (St. Peter’s Church)
- Dorothy Day Community Garden (Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House)
- Luther Jones Garden (Luther Jones Elementary)
- Meadowbrook Garden (Meadowbrook Elementary)
- Kids in the Kitchen Community Garden – Junior League of Corpus Christi (Amistad Community Health Center)
- Fit and Fun Garden (Los Encinos Elementary)
- SMArt Garden (Seashore Middle Academy)
- Bill Witt Park Community Garden (Bill Witt Park)
The Mayor’s Fitness Council will present checks to the winners at their regular meeting on March 14, 2013 at noon at City Hall.
Funds for these community gardens were made available through the ACHIEVE grant received by the Mayor’s Fitness Council to address chronic disease via policy and environmental changes. These grants help the MFC meet its goal of increasing the community’s access to healthy and fresh foods. The groups must complete their projects by December 15, 2013.
“The Mayor’s Fitness Council evaluated 28 applications for the grant. We are pleased with the interest from residents to have more community gardens in Corpus Christi. Now that the “$eed money” has been awarded, we are looking forward to our partners establishing or expanding their gardens,” said Stacie Talbert, Assistant Director of the Parks & Recreation Department.
For more information about the City of Corpus Christi Mayor’s Fitness Council and this community garden grant, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/MayorsFitnessCouncil.