Now through July 7, online voting is open for a nationwide contest to grant three urban community gardens $15,000 each through Nature’s Path Organic’s Gardens for Good contest.
Wyoming Food for Thought Project has been chosen as one of the finalists and now, their fate for receiving this grant is in the hands of the public.
You can go online every day and vote as often as you can at https://tinyurl.com/VoteFood4Thought.
Jamie Purcell, executive director for Wyoming Food for thought Project submitted the following to Nature’s Path:
“Casper, Wyoming is a city brimming with possibility. While the high desert community with a short growing season may not seem like a beacon for local food, we have become a leading community in the local food movement in Wyoming. Our garden is located in the lowest income neighborhood of Casper and has become a beacon of hope for those in our community."
She continued, "We have both rented beds as well as Food is Free beds which we plant and cultivate for the good of the community."
"Anyone can pick from our garden beds. We also have garden beds which were designed, built, and are planted by children in the community. They are the ones who make sure the beds are planted and tended to. These are also Food is Free Beds."
"In total we have over 100 beds and are seeking the support of the community to "grow" our program to reach an ever bigger number of our neighbors. We strive to connect to our neighborhood through community dinners prepared with food from our garden, and workshops. We also have a seed library full of seeds free to anyone. We want our gardens to empower our community with hands on learning and successes seen through their own actions.”
Please vote now through July 7th and help Wyoming Food for Thought Project cultivate community.