Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pressconnects: Grow Broome

May 20, 2010
United Way to transfer program

VESTAL The United Way of Broome County will transfer the responsibility of its Grow Broome program to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse program, which is under the operation of the Broome County Council of Churches.
The Grow Broome program, which is entering its fifth year in operation, will allow CHOW to offer a full menu of gardening opportunities for clients, enabling them to grow vegetables even in urban areas.
Known as Earth Boxes -- container-based gardening supplies -- organizations from throughout Greater Binghatmon have been using them including the American Civic Association, Catholic Charities of Broome County, Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Handicapped Children's Society, Hilltop Manor, Ideal Nursing Center and Waterman Conservation Education Center.

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