Seed money for Wellesley gardeners

Wellesley Townsman by Cathy Brauner Posted Aug 25, 2016 

4C Garden Project

On June 9, 2016, the NRC was honored to receive a grant from The Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, to support the 4C Garden Project. We could not be more thrilled and thankful!

The Natural Resources Commission would like to express its sincerest gratitude to The Fund for Wellesley founders, donors, staff, Community Board and Board of Trustees for their support of the ā€œ4Cā€ Garden project at the Weston Rd. community gardens. Their gift of $1,000 means they understand just how important the community gardens are to the Town, and how they can bring people together in extremely positive ways.  

This project was an incredible collaboration between existing members of the Weston Rd. Community Garden, Wellesley Council on Aging, the Village Church, Wellesley Housing Authority, Wellesley Youth Commission, and NRC. 

These funds will supply plants, tools, and water, as well as transportation for the gardeners from their homes at Morton Circle. The food grown will bring a sense of pride and fresh food to the gardeners' plates; any excess food will support the Wellesley Food bank. Finally, this financial support will help build relationships, create hours of volunteer opportunities, and promote parkland access to underserved members of our community. 

The Natural Resources Commission and its partner groups intend to continue to think creatively about programming and activities to ensure that everyone in our community benefits from NRC lands, including the treasured community gardens.  Thank you again for your support.