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Cleveland, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority saw an opportunity to revitalize an abandoned volleyball court behind one of their public housing buildings, creating a space to bring residents together and address social isolation. Using input from the residents of Riverview Tower, an apartment building for low-income older adults, they created a garden where residents can grow their own fruits and vegetables. The garden has places to sit and features accessibility features for residents with mobility challenges. Additionally, the space includes sensory areas, which allow visitors to smell, touch and taste herbs, fruits and berries.

Bristol, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project installed a garden with raised bed planters and ADA-compliant benches -- as well asan historical mural, veterans memorial and wind sculpture -- at the town's new community center.

Montclair, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: A local Boy Scout troop will work alongside older residents to create a vegetable garden featuring raised beds and an accessible pathway. The township will share produce from the garden with a local food pantry.

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Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This intergenerational gardening project will provide girls aged 8 to 18 with an opportunity to pair up with elderly residents to garden together and grow produce in an area that is considered a food desert.

Belleville, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project installed a new walking trail to connect two streets previously divided by an oddly placed fence. Along the path, the town planted one garden honoring COVID-19 victims and another containing produce the public is welcome to pick.

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