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Community Harvest Project Kicks Off 2014 Growing Season April 30

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

Community Harvest Project in North Grafton will kick off the 2014 growing season--and recognize some of the individuals and groups who made their work possible in 2013--at their Annual Celebration event on Wednesday April 30th, which is free and open to the public.

Refreshments and tours of the farm will be 4:00-5:30pm, and a short program highlighting impact from 2013, sharing plans for 2014, and the award ceremony will be 5:30-7:00pm.

Some of the groups who will be receiving awards include Whole Foods Market in Bellingham for their corporate partnership of Community Harvest Project's Summer on the Farm Program, and MA Farm to School Project for their education partnership through the Kindergarten Initiative in Worcester.

"We are incredibly thankful for the individuals, families, businesses, and other groups who partner with us to improve access to healthy foods through our volunteer farming programs and education initiatives. Working together, we are part of the healthy solution to hunger in Worcester County!" said Kristin Bafaro, Executive Director of Community Harvest Project.

The greenhouse is beginning to fill with sprouts as the farm gears up for another season, and energy is building for Plantapalooza, their annual plant sale and open house fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 17th. This year Community Harvest Project plans to grow and donate 260,000 lbs. of fresh produce this growing season from their farms in North Grafton, with the help of 10,000 volunteers.

 

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