Winter Park Health Foundation Approves Community Gardens Grants Totaling $153,107
Eight new community garden projects in Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park have received grant funding totaling $153,107 from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) as part of its Think~Act~Be Healthy Communities initiative.
The Think~Act~Be initiative, launched in November 2007, is designed to support a variety of community projects that help make Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park healthier places to live, work and play.
“Community garden grants will give local organizations a tangible way to bring about positive change in our community while furthering the Foundation’s objective of encouraging healthy eating through improved access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Lisa Portelli, WPHF Project Director.
“They will also create opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education, as well as intergenerational connections,” she added. “The grants are particularly timely because community gardens can be a source of economical fresh produce as residents struggle to make ends meet.”
For a list of grantees and contact information, click here.