The Grow Local Go Local (GLGL) community gardens in New Martinsville and Paden City received an $1,800 grant from the Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development Council. GLGL is a nonprofit, local food organization that works to develop personal and economic growth by growing and consuming fresh, locally grown foods.
Funding received from LKRC&D will be used to purchase materials to strengthen and expand the garden fence in New Martinsville. Installation labor for the project will be provided by local volunteers. The garden, located adjacent to the WVU Medicine Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, was expanded to contain 28 raised beds and 22 20×20 garden plots.
In addition to families growing for their own consumption, the gardens, established in 2010, donated more than 900 books last year. products to local food banks. With more than 32% of children living in West Virginia suffering from obesity, eating fresh fruits and vegetables is paramount for better health.
Grow Local Go Local would like to thank Bob Gorby and the Little Kanawha Resource Development and Conservation Board of Directors. Their continued support to help GLGL serve local gardeners who grow food for their families, neighbors and others served by Wetzel County Community Resources and Catholic Charities.
For more information on New Martinsville Garden, call Judy Grace at 304-771-3853 and for Paden City Garden, call Qulia Utt at 304-266-4630.