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Coventry Community Garden Wins $4,000 Grant

The garden earned nearly 23,000 votes between March 6-August 6.

 

will now be able to provide even more fresh produce to residents in need after winning a $4,000 grant on August 6.

The garden, founded by resident , was by Organic Magazine to let them know the garden was one of 15 across the country nominated for the grant. 

The grant program, funded by DeLoach Vineyards, will present checks totaling $20,000 to five community gardens that have a large impact on their communities. The funds can be used for anything from purchasing seeds and supplies. installing sheds and lighting, improving signage and more.

Members of the garden created a video that was posted on deloachcommunitygardens.com, and enlisted friends, family and neighbors to vote once a day from March 6 to August 6 in order to stay in the top 5.

When voting ended at midnight, the Coventry Community Garden had locked in the fifth spot by nearly 1,000 votes, finishing with 22,928.

The four other winning gardens are as follows:

27,992 - Niles Community Gardens - Niles, Michigan

24,804 - Wilmington College Grow Food Grow Hope - Wilmington, Ohio

24,309 - Henderson Park Community Garden - Tucker, Georgia

23,834 - Teaching Garden at the Benedictine Monastery - Manassas, Virginia

The Coventry Community Garden has harvested 295 pounds of organic produce so far this season, all of which has been donated to the Coventry Food Bank.

Check back with Coventry Patch for upcoming coverage on how the grant money will be utilized.

Alicarn August 07, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Fantastic news! Congrats to all my fellow daily clickers! Our work paid off, literally!
Sheila A Fiore August 07, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Wooooo hooooo I am so glad my vote counted!!! I am so happy for everyone who has made this possible and for all the volunteers who have put in a lot of hard work!!! Congratulations!!!!
Lauren Costa (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
This is such an amazing accomplishment on the part of Coventry residents and supporters across Rhode Island! Congratulations to Gail Tatangelo and everyone else involved with the garden!
Kim Paiva August 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Yay!! All our voting and nagging others to vote has paid off!! Congratulations COVENTRY!!

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