Delaware Public Media

Community gardens, urban agriculture projects receive funding to improve health

Mar 16, 2017

Almost $30,000 is being distributed among 18 urban agriculture and community projects across the First State.

The money comes from the Delaware Department of Agriculture and New Castle Conservation District. It will go to community groups, schools, religious institutions and other organizations.

The goal is to improve nutrition and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Grant recipients and amounts:

• Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Wilmington, $2,000• William Penn High School, New Castle, $2,000• Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware – New Castle County, $1,000• Connections CSP, Inc., Wilmington, $2,000• Duffy’s Hope Inc., Wilmington, $2,000• Conscious Connection Inc., Wilmington, $2,000• Lombardy Parent Teacher Association (PTA), $2,000• City of Delaware City, Delaware City, $1,000• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilmington, $2,000• Resurrection Parish, Wilmington, $2,000• Freire Charter School Wilmington, Wilmington, $2,000• St. Marks United Methodist Church, Wilmington, $2,000• Wesley College and Restoring Central Dover Community Garden, $1,000• Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware – Kent County, $1,000• Dover First Christian School, Dover, $671.74• LEADelaware Class IV/Kent Community Gardens, Milford, $1,000• Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware – Sussex County, $1,000• Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, $1,000