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Poison Free to Expand Environmental Awareness Initiative by 400%

The Growing Roots Community Garden , an  Environmental Awareness Initiative was kicked off in the  spring  of 2009 with a ground breaking ceremony at Morado Dwellings in Beaver Falls, PA, where we installed our first Poison Free Organic Garden.  This project was made possible through collaboration with the Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) and the Transitions Program. The program was such and overwhelming success that the HACB has asked us to expand our program by 400% in 2010.

What is the the Growing Roots Community Garden?

Poison Free is working in conjunction with various community organizations  to provide organic community gardens or urban farming initiatives that will provide fresh organic produce and healthier eating habits in Beaver County. We will be breaking ground, planting crops, rerouting rain collection drainage to the garden in different housing developments, and most importantly working beside and training residents how to care for the organic garden and make it successful!

Classes are available pertaining to this program.

Poison Free Project Green will hold multiple instructional camps this summer for CCBC and the Prevention Network.  Some of the topics included basic ecology, carbon footprints, alternative energy, green architecture, sustainability, recycling, gardening, organic products and local history.

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