15 organic community gardens across North America will receive $7,500 for a total of over $100,000
Richmond, BC - (July 06, 2023) - – Nature’s Path Organic Foods, North America's leading organic breakfast and snack food company, is pleased to announce the 15 winners of its 2023 Gardens for Good program. The grant recipients – 10 organic community gardens from the United States and 5 from Canada – were selected for the meaningful role they play in making fresh, nutritious organic fruits and vegetables accessible in their communities.
Growing Community Greenhouse and Garden- London, Ontario
“Gardens for Good embodies our commitment to helping make organic food accessible to all,” says Jyoti Stephens, VP of Mission and Strategy at Nature’s Path Organic Foods. “These gardens strengthen their communities, not only by growing organic food for those who need it most but by creating spaces where people can learn and grow together.”
The Village Tree- Wilmington, Delaware
Nature's Path Organic Foods will donate $7,500 each to the 15 deserving gardens, totaling more than $100,000. The 2023 winners were selected using a comprehensive judging process which includes: public voting, the ability to establish and maintain a garden, the compelling nature in which the garden is described, and the demonstrated need within the community. They represent a diverse range of projects and communities, all with the common goal of sustainable, community-centered organic growing.
The 2023 US Gardens for Good grant recipients are:
- Ridgecrest Community Garden- Ridgecrest, California
- Change Agents Community Garden- Bronx (NYC), New York
- Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center- Elk Grove, California
- NEXUS Community Garden and Urban Farm- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Anthony’s Garden of SSJNN- Erie, Pennsylvania
- Alton Park Community Urban Farm- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- The Ecology Center and Market Garden- San Juan Capistrano, California
- Tierra y Paz- Chicago, Illinois
- Kelly Street Garden- Bronx (NYC), New York
- The Village Tree- Wilmington, Delaware
The 2023 Canadian Gardens for Good grant recipients are:
- Growing Community Greenhouse and Garden- London, Ontario
- Burnaby and Region Allotment and Garden Association- Burnaby, BC
- Vancouver Urban Food Forest- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Green Thumbs Up- Toronto, Ontario
- McQuesten Urban Farm- Hamilton, ON
“Each year, we are inspired by the dedication and passion of our applicants,” says Jyoti Stephens, VP of Mission and Strategy. “This year’s winners truly demonstrate the transformative power of organic food and community. These 15 incredible gardens are cultivating resilience, sustainability, and community connection. To date, Nature's Path Organic Foods has donated over $715,000, supporting 89 community gardens and we are committed to donating a total of $1 million through the Gardens for Good program by 2028.”
Nature's Path Organic Foods congratulates this year’s winners and looks forward to sharing their stories and progress over the coming year.
ABOUT NATURE’S PATH FOODS
Nature’s Path Organic Foods is North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack food company and produces USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world. Committed to the triple bottom line— socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and financially viable, Nature’s Path works diligently to support communities and champion the cause of people and planet. Brands include Nature’s Path®, Love Crunch®, Que Pasa®, EnviroKidz®, Anita’s Organic Mills® and Love Child Organics®. Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs hundreds of valued team members at its four facilities in Canada and the United States.
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