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New Rochelle’s Lincoln Park Community Garden Grows

Mayor Noam Bramson, Councilman Jared Rice, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins with the Lincoln Park Community Garden organizers.

13466174_1021880127894175_6882743995888082204_nNew Rochelle — The Lincoln Park Community Garden hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, June 29th @ 3:30 pm in the garden with friends and supporters, to celebrate their incredible expansion and all of the additions to this wonderful hub!

“Since opening in May 2012, the Lincoln Park Community Garden has been a great success,” New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson posted on his website, Wednesday.  “And this week, the Garden celebrated another milestone – doubling its raised beds from 30 to 60 and creating more gardening opportunities for families, youth organizations, houses of worship, and community groups.”

Gardeners will also benefit from new water service, part of the first phase of the City’s Lincoln Park Master Plan.

13508955_1023608087721379_5608894981463609113_nThe idea of the Lincoln Park Community Garden is to involve the entire community in a healthy eating initiative by growing fresh fruits and vegetables, educating children about good nutrition and different types of healthy food, and provide a place for all ages to come together to work and learn about sustainability and healthy eating.

“What we are doing with the Lincoln Park community garden is a microcosm of what we are doing with the entire Lincoln Avenue corridor,” Councilman Jared Rice tells BW. “We are planting and cultivating the seeds in a community that can thrive and where everyone who lives in it can reach their full potential in life.”

The mission of the Lincoln Park Conservancy and Grow! : To create a sustainable, organic garden and environmental learning center that teaches organic gardening, nutritious eating habits, healthy lifestyle choices, and eco-living. The garden and learning center engages and educates youth, adults, seniors and members of community organizations and provides a setting where multi-generations connect with nature, learn about the environment, grow and eat organically grown vegetables, and participate in outdoor activities. The goal of grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden is to improve the quality of life of our gardeners and the community-at-large through understanding the connection between healthy living and a healthy environment.

“Congratulations to the volunteers who helped make it happen,” Mayor Bramson said in closing. “And happy gardening!”

For more information about the LPCG check out their Facebook page,
the City of New Rochelle website
or contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at (914) 654-2087
or email growlincolnpark@gmail.com.

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