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Reno, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: The placemaking mural project will use art as a catalyst to create collaborative relationships between neighbors and advocate for walkable streets.

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Henderson, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project created Henderson's first public community garden. Originally a demonstration garden with six raised beds, the City converted the plot at Heritage Park Senior Facility the guidance of Garden Farms of Nevada, whose mission is to help desert communities learn how to grow their own food. Improvements included new drip-irrigation tubing and fresh topsoil. Project organizers say a key goal was fostering community and giving older adults a change to socialize. In February 2020, the City held a planting party. After that, older adults began to meet at the garden, where they learned to grow produce to share with their neighbors. Although gardening activity paused during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City was able to harvest and donate crops to Henderson's Senior Grocery Program, which distributed the produce to local older adults.

Henderson, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: To encourage people to bike, this project installed thirty artistic bicycle racks downtown, along with other public art. Additionally, the City hosted a bike education class, which included a community ride.

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