TREES Asheboro Awarded Community Foundation Grant

The Community Foundation for Randolph County has awarded a 2010 grant to TREES Asheboro! The grant will support the expansion of the East Side Community Garden, located on the grounds of a historic former Rosenwald School in Asheboro's East Side neighborhood.

"It is quite an honor to be one of four organizations to receive grant funding from our county's chapter of the N.C. Community Foundation," said Addie Luther, Trees NC Board member.

TREES Asheboro was founded seven years ago when a group of environmentalists and civic activists joined together to improve the state of urban arboriculture in their community. TREES Asheboro's early environmental programs for minority youth the East Side Neighborhood inspired the organization to expand beyond local boundaries and help grow similar programs in communities across North Carolina.

"The East Side Community Garden is a triple bottom line project that provides wonderful benefits to the community," said Owen George of TREES NC.

Funds from the Community Foundation for Randolph County will provide new garden beds, tools and supplies that will significantly increase the garden's yield of fresh organic vegetables for children and their familiees in Asheboro's East Side.