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Windy City Harvest In the News

Windy City Harvest project receives $104,000 through
Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

 

Media Only:
Beth Dunn

GLENCOE, Ill. (March 27, 2009)—Due to the efforts of Senator Richard Durbin and Congressmen Danny K. Davis and Jesse Jackson, Jr., the Garden’s Windy City Harvest project recently received $104,000 through the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

Thanks to the efforts of these very supportive elected officials, this is the second year Windy City Harvest has received federal funding. Windy City Harvest participants acquire hands-on experience with sustainable vegetable production and learn essential business skills, including planning, pricing, sales, and marketing. These federal funds will help operate the Garden’s sites located in Chicago’s North Lawndale and West Side neighborhoods. We sincerely appreciate the assistance, support, and leadership of Senator Durbin and Congressmen Davis and Jackson, and are pleased that they share the Garden’s commitment to providing opportunities for young adults in Chicago’s neighborhoods. We look forward to working with them in the future as we continue to grow Windy City Harvest and other similar projects in the future.

PHOTO: Richard Durbin

Senator Richard Durbin

PHOTO: Danny K. Davis

Congressman Danny K. Davis

PHOTO: Jesse Jackson Jr.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

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