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Union County Grant Helps Transform an Empty Field into a Community Garden


GARDEN GRANTS Scotch Plains kick-offUnion County, NJ – Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Alexander Mirabella, Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checcio and officials from Scotch Plains and Fanwood, and Groundwork Elizabeth Executive Director Jonathan Phillips and his staff joined with local volunteers to celebrate the start of construction for the Scotch Plains – Fanwood Community Garden on the grounds of the historic Frazee House in Scotch Plains. Guided by Groundwork personnel, the volunteers will shape mounds of new soil into raised garden beds and transform a barren field into a productive community resource. The project is among 20 community garden projects funded with the help of matching grants from the Union County Community Garden Grants program, as part of Chairman Bergen’s Union County Means Green environmental initiatives for 2016. (Credit: Jim Lowney/County of Union)


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