The Community Foundation for Randolph County has awarded a grant to support the Trees Asheboro Greenhouse project. More than just providing cash, the grant seems to have worked a special magic - it provided the push that we needed to make our dream of a community greenhouse a reality. After two years of planning and negotiating, the Trees Asheboro Community Greenhouse is now a fully functioning facility.
Through the dedication of many supporters, Trees Asheboro has transformed an abandoned greenhouse into a community resource with great potential for the future. Plans include stocking a nursery of trees that we will later donate to sites around the county. We will also begin planting vegetables for our East Side Senior/Youth Community garden planned for Spring 2009.
Thanks go to all the folks who have helped us accomplish this challenging project. Special thanks go to Asheboro Housing Authority, The City of Asheboro, Chad Phillips and Total Land Care, our Board and Eagle Scout Morgan Neely.
And, thank you to The Community Foundation for Randolph County!
Note: The goal of the Community Foundation for Randolph County is to provide a vehicle for giving that allows gifts of money of real assets to benefit local charitable and educational organizations. For more information, visit www.communityfoundationforrandolphcounty.org