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PAR News 2014


PAR Joins Mayor Lori Moseley to Expand Miramar Community Garden As Part of the GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Program
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May 15, 2014 - On May 15, North Minneapolis’ Karamu Garden expanded to become the home of Project Sweetie Pie’s gardening and training program as part of the nationwide GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program. Additions to Karamu Garden include raised edible garden beds and a location intended to serve as inspiration for local foods and healthy living for residents in North Minneapolis, who are historically at risk for poverty, obesity and diabetes.

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MAR Joins Mayor Lori Moseley to Expand Miramar Community Garden As Part of the GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Program
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Mayor John Marks Brings Phase Two of the iGrow Whatever You Like Youth Farm to Frenchtown District as Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program
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Gardeners Celebrate “20-n-20” Fight Against Hunger
Over 20 Million Pounds Raised Nationwide in 20 Years through the Plant a Row for the Hungry Campaign.
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Since the first harvests in 1994, gardeners in the U.S. and Canada have delivered more than 20 million pounds of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to the needy through local Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) programs. This year PAR is celebrating raising over 20 million pounds in the first 20 years (20-n-20). This means over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All of this has been achieved by more than 350 local volunteer groups without government subsidy — just people helping people.


City of Mesa Creates Botanical Walkway as Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program
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PAR Joins Houston Mayor Annise Parker to Bring Garden and Nature Playground to Gulfton Area in National GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Program.
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MINI USA and Miracle-Gro Partner to Promote A Bigger Vehicle and Support Plant A Row

2013 - What happens when MINI Cooper partners with Miracle-Gro? They grow something greater! Introducing, the new MINI Countryman, a “MINI Miracle.” Miracle-Gro and Mini USA have partnered to promote a creative, guerilla marketing campaign launching the new, larger version of the MINI Cooper, the MINI Countryman. In addition to 25 roadside billboards in 11 markets, MINI USA created a “MINIMiracle” display, which will appear at various events and locations across the country.PDFDownload Media Advisory


Gardeners Raise Over 20 Million Pounds of Fresh Produce for the Hungry

2013 - The Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF) announced that, since the start of its Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) program in 1995, gardeners in the U.S. and Canada have delivered more than 20 million pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits for the needy through local PAR programs. Thank you to the thousands of gardeners whose contributions achieved this goal. This total proves that gardeners can make a difference!PDFDownload Media Advisory


GWA & PAR Finish 2013 GRO1000 Campaign in Cincinnati
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GWA & PAR Participate in “Little Asia” Edible Garden Expansion
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GWA & PAR Participate in Expansion of Edible Sac High as part of GRO1000 Program
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GWA & PAR Participate in Tuscaloosa Garden Dedication as part of GRO1000 Program
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GWA & PAR Launched 2013 GRO1000 Garden Program in Fort Worth
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GRO1000 Ends 2012 Program with Cleveland Urban Ag Innovation Zone Dedication
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GRO1000 Expands Healthy Food Options in Corpus Christi
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Columbia Gateway Joins GRO1000 Garden & Green Space Program
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Largest Community Garden in Baltimore Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program
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CTAMayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Leads Upton Edible Garden Dedication as Part of National GRO1000 Garden Program-City and community leaders to install edible gardens as part of Upton Edible Garden health and wellness initiative
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Dedication and garden installation activities will be part of the Upton Edible Garden health and wellness initiative. Join the Garden Writers Association, Plant A Row for the Hungry, The Scotts Miracle- Gro Company, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Gardening Association and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden for this exciting garden dedication. Working with the City of Baltimore and ScottsMiracle-Gro’s GRO1000 grant program, the Upton Planning Committee will transform 32 vacant lots in the historic Upton community into raised edible gardening beds to create an educational site where local residents can learn about growing and cooking healthy food.


National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Partnership Kicks off in San Francisco
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National GRO1000 Gardens & Green Spaces Initiative Comes to Chicago's Gage Park.
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Houston Welcomes GRO1000 Gardens & Green Spaces Commitment
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GWA & PAR Join in Dedication of GRO1000 Garden in Los Angelesa
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GWA & PAR Kicked Off GRO1000 Gardens and Greenspaces With ScottsMiracle-Gro in Tampa
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Plant A Row 2010 Garden Events End in Charlotte
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PAR Participates in Kickoff of NYBG Community Vegetable Gardening Season BRONX, NY
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North Carolina Governor Plants A Row for the Hungry
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Dedication held at DeKalb Memorial Park Comm unity Garden
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Bentonville Garden Recognized for Excellence
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National Community Gardening Initiative in West Palm Beach
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PAR, Give Back To Gro Garden Event Kicks-Off LA Day of Service
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PAR and ScottsMiracle-Gro Launch 2010 "Give Back To Gro" Campaign
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Garden Writers Association & ScottsMiracle-Gro Honor Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
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PAR, GroGood Help Community Gardens in Chicago
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PAR/GroGood Race to DC for Community Gardening Initiative
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PAR/GroGood Campaign Travels to Dallas
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PAR Celebrates GroGood Garden in Miami
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PAR Promotes Gardening for the Greater Good
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New PAR Presentation Available
To assist in your efforts to spread the word about Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR), a new PowerPoint presentation has been developed. To order a free copy on CD (8.8 Mb), contact Carol Ledbetter at par@gardenwriters.org or call toll free at 877.492.2727.


Giant Row Markers Available
Large PAR signs can be purchased to place in your PAR gardens. Each sign is available at a cost of $39 (includes shipping). Contact: Carol Ledbetter (par@gardenwriters.org; 877.492.2727).

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