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Camden Children's Garden & Puerto Rican Unity for Progress

 

Camden Children's Garden Puerto Rican Unity for Progress

Building Camden's 1st NEW Community Garden of 2011!

Joining 90 food-producing gardens and 100s of gardeners to fight hunger and obesity in Camden, NJ

This Event is a Celebration of our Accomplishments in 27 Years of Community Gardening in

Camden, NJ and a Kick Off for the 2011 City-Wide Growing Season! 

DOWNLOAD Brag Sheet on CCGC's Growing Food to Fight Hunger & Obesity in Camden

 

WHO:       Camden City Garden Club, operators of

                CamdenChildren's Garden (CCGC/CCG)  

               - Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP)

               - Camden Mayor's Office   

 

WHERE:      PRUP Community Garden - Broadway and Pine Street in Camden, NJ, adjacent to PRUP Building

 

 

WHEN:      - Wednesday, March 16th, 10am-4pm

Camden Children's Garden Staff, AmeriCorps NCCC and residents will begin to clear out a trash-strewn lot to prepare for a transformation into a food-producing garden. (Best Visuals = apprx. 11am-1pm)

                   Saturday, March 19th, 10am-4pm

PRUPs Families, Camden Children's Garden Staff, and AmeriCorps NCCC will prepare the raised-bed foundation and start planting the community garden planting. (Best Visuals = apprx. 11am-1pm) 

              - ONGOING PLANTINGS-SPRING/SUMMER
Media can schedule coverage weekly thru season, as the CCGC has 25+ new community gardens planned for the 2011 growing season and 90+ already established gardens to be cultivated throughout the City of Camden by Garden staff, Camden residents, churches, children and AmeriCorps NCCC.   

  

WHAT:   To add to the 90 community food-gardens throughout the City of Camden, the CCGC/CCG has been planning locations for the 2011 community gardens, with the help of obesity-fighting-partners: Campbell Soup Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Camden residents, community groups and other funders.  We are happy to be ceremoniously installing our first 2011 community garden at PRUP, due to their longstanding connection in helping Camden.  PRUP will use this community gardens as a source for fresh food, nutrition education, a hands-on learning program for at-risk youth and for other community activities.   

 

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