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March 10, 2011TRENTON, MO | By: Compton
Trenton's Green Hills Community Action Agency is trying to grow community garden participation throughout north central Missouri.
Proceeds from a grant from the Grundy County Senior Citizens Service Tax Fund Board will provide seeds, plots, planting and harvesting with produce going to area senior citizens, additional funding will be provided by Green Hills Community Action Agency, as well as donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses. The Trenton Garden is on land being provided by the First Christian Church. The gardens are for low income families, who can qualify for free seeds, and members of the general public, who can pay a small fee for seeds. Terri Henderson, Energy Services director at the Green Hills Community Action Agency, says around 135 families participated last year in Grundy county alone, and around 500 families were helped by this project. She also adds Green Hills Community has a large focus on area youth, and encourages children to get involved in gardening. Green Hills Community Action Agency will seek members of the general public to sponsor needy families for $150 per year to plant individual, small gardens, and will teach gardening skills to interested persons. For more information or to sign up, you may call Kim Brashear at the Community Action Agency in Trenton.