This blog was originally published on March 27th, 2022 by MontcoToday
By David Bjorkgren
The Lincoln Center for Family & Youth in Audubon is partnering with Trellis for Tomorrow to create a community garden for its students to grow fresh produce, prepare healthy dishes, provide them with authentic STEM experiences, and give back to the community.
This garden is especially sentimental to TLC, as it will include a memorial of a former employee, Beth Mueller, who touched the lives of all who knew her.
Nature’s Path, a family-owned organic food company, offers Gardens for Good grants to support community garden projects so organic food can be grown locally to nourish the community.
Nature’s Path is giving 22 community gardens $5,000 each to support their project. The TLC garden is one of 274 gardens competing for grant funds.
Gardens are considered for grant funds through a public voting process March 25 through 3 p.m. EST April 1 with one vote allowed per email.
Winners will be determined through the highest number of votes received, and through a judging process based on three criteria: the “compelling, empowering and inspirational nature” used to describe the project; an eligible non-profit’s ability to maintain a garden; and the demonstrated need in the community.
Grant winners will be announced April 14.
The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth is a nonprofit providing innovative education, coaching and counseling services to individuals and families while also providing grant writing and management services for school districts and universities.