Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District awarded grant to retool community garden
Published May 1, 2018 | Newswire
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), a community development non-profit, was among the 10 groups to receive the second annual Whole Cities Foundation Fresh, Healthy Food Access grant award. In December 2017, 28 groups applied for the second annual Whole Cities Foundation Fresh, Healthy Food Access grant and in March 2018, only 10 organizations were awarded grants. In total, Whole Cities awarded $145,000 to the Newark community.
LPCCD’s vision of building a sustainable arts & culture district in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood continues to actualize in partnership Project U.S.E. (Urban Suburban Environments) and the most recent iteration of the Lincoln Park Community Garden is inclusive of a Literacy Garden where community members will be able to borrow books, and sit in a beautiful green space to read. The Lincoln Park Community Garden started in 2008 and launched in Summer 2010 behind The Lincoln Park Church Façade and now resides at West Kinney Street and West Kinney Place in Lincoln Park.
“Our model is a true community garden, where a core group of gardeners contribute toward the success of the garden” states executive director Anthony Smith. “Supporting partners Project U.S.E and Urban Agriculture Cooperative help the garden stay neat and the adult community volunteer gardeners are willing to continue to give of their time out of pride in their community and need for access to healthy, fresh food”.
The Lincoln Park Community Garden is a Sustainable Health & Wellness initiative of LPCCD, which has included participation in the Autism Speaks Walk at Met Life, NJCRI Aids Walk NJ, Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk Newark, Community Clean Ups and our annual Sustainable Health & Wellness Village at Lincoln Park Music Festival.
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