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Washington DC Mayor announces $1.4 million in grants for urban agriculture

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Mayor Vincent Gray announces awards.

$800,000 to develop demonstration gardens and $600,000 to build compost sites on urban farms or community gardens.

Press Release
District of Columbia
Dept of the Environment
Dec 13, 2012

Excerpt:

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) was awarded $800,000 to lead a partnership to develop demonstration gardens at recreation centers in each ward, providing greater access to healthy, local food. “Sustainability is at the core of DPR’s programmatic offerings,” said DPR Director Jesus Aguirre. “This grant will help create an urban-farm initiative to minimize food deserts and work with communities across the city to educate residents through programs at our recreation centers and the eight demonstration-garden sites.”

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December 26, 2012   Comments Off