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Indianapolis, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Indianapolis' Far Eastside neighborhood needed accessible, public green space. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful partnered with the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside to transform a vacant lot into a community orchard with native shade trees, benches, accessible pathways, nature play space and public art. The orchard and green space, which are adjacent to a community center, also feature raised garden beds, fruit trees, native shrubs and more than 700 native perennial plants. Educational signage informs visitors about the benefits of playing in nature and the role of native plants.

Moab, UT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project provided 25 kneepads to aid the Youth Garden Project's 250 volunteers.

Fulton, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The grant will enable volunteers to create a community garden by planting flowers, weeding and watering garden plots and putting up colorful banners around a neglected gazebo.

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Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will install fencing around garden beds and provide supplies for older residents. Those residents will take over summer maintenance of a pilot garden project at a local elementary school.

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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