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Freeholders Join Community Gardeners to Celebrate New Grant Program


Union County, NJ – Community gardeners gathered at Liberty Hall Farm in Union yesterday for an outdoor potluck dinner in celebration of the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants, a new 2016 initiative of Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. The grants are funded by the Freeholder Board and administered by the non-profit organization Groundwork Elizabeth. Joining the grant awardees were Freeholders Vernell Wright (2nd l.) and Bette Jane Kowalski (6th l.), Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage (2nd r.), Groundwork Executive Director Jonathan Phillips and staff, and Rosalynd Orr of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (3rd r.). The event was hosted by Groundwork and sponsored by the Freeholder Board. For more information visit Groundwork online or go to

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