Greentown Grows Awarded Grant to Renovate Greenhouse

Greentown Grows, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting urban community gardening, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant to remodel its greenhouse facility. The grant, provided by The Grainger Foundation, will enable Greentown Grows to revitalize its greenhouse, expanding its capacity to serve the community and further its mission of fostering locally grown food.

The grant, totaling $23,000, is pivotal for Greentown Grows as it seeks to enhance its infrastructure and expand its programming to meet the growing demand for community gardening resources. The renovated greenhouse will serve as a hub for education, and collaboration, empowering citizens and communities to grow vegetables and improve their health.

The renovated greenhouse will feature several key enhancements, including:

  1. Improved Infrastructure: The grant will fund essential renovations and upgrades, like electricity, water, heating, and proper ventilation, allowing for year-round operations.
  2. Expanded educational programming: With the opportunity to grow in colder weather, Greentown Grows will expand its programming to offer workshops, classes, and demonstrations on topics such as container gardening and raised bed gardening.
  3. Community Outreach: Greentown Grows will use the greenhouse to grow vegetable seedlings for its large Waukegan community garden and produce fresh vegetables for local social service organizations.

The greenhouse renovation represents a significant investment in the future of urban gardening and the community’s health. With the support of The Grainger Foundation, Greentown Grows looks forward to empowering individuals and communities to cultivate healthy, resilient, and thriving community gardens.

Media Contact:
Linda Belles, Director
Greentown Grows, Inc.
(847) 241-4481

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