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National Garden Bureau Awards Three Grants Totaling $10,000 to Therapeutic Gardens

After collecting over 100,000 votes from supporting fans, the 2015 National Garden Bureau (NGB) grant program is pleased to announce the three recipients of their 2015 Growing For Futures grant program.

National Garden Bureau Awards Three Grants Totaling $10,000 to Therapeutic Gardens

 After collecting over 100,000 votes from supporting fans, the 2015 National Garden Bureau (NGB) grant program is pleased to announce the three recipients of their 2015 Growing For Futures grant program.

 
Started in 2014, Growing for Futures is the philanthropic program of NGB that supports the building and growth of therapeutic gardens across North America furthering the mission of the organization to promote gardening to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
 
The three gardens and the grant amounts are:
·      The Riverwood Conservancy Enabling Garden, Mississauga, Ontario.
First place vote-recipient; winner of the $5,000 grant.
The Riverwood Conservancy's Enabling Garden is the only therapeutic garden in the Greater Toronto area helping children and adults overcome physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties. The programs build confidence, self-esteem, strength and mobility and inspire a deeper connection to nature through hands-on activities. The Enabling Garden serves an ever-increasing need in this urban area, doubling its capacity each year since opening in 2013.
 
·         Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Second place vote-recipient; winner of the $3,000 grant.
This therapeutic garden focuses on outreach to the area’s military population through programs that offer the opportunity to learn new skills, promote healthy living through home gardening, and encourage interaction with peers and community during the transition to a civilian lifestyle. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is interactive, inspirational and motivational, focusing on stress recovery where the basics of horticulture are introduced giving students and opportunity to explore new abilities.
 
·        Green Chimneys Children's Garden, Brewster, New York.
Third place vote-recipient; winner of the $2,000 grant.
Green Chimneys is an internationally recognized garden offering an effective solution for healing and improving the lives of children struggling with a variety of social, emotional and behavioral challenges through nature-based therapies. The garden serves more than 210 children monthly, while also serving an additional 150 adults per month during spring and summer seasons through corporate teambuilding/volunteer exercises.
 
National Garden Bureau would like to also recognize all grant applicants as all these gardens are creating therapeutic spaces for the benefits of their program participants. NGB encourages support of these and other therapeutic gardens by the industry, local communities and individuals: