New Community Garden At Congress Elementary

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-19 14:01:02-04

Community gardenGRAND RAPIDS, Mich-  This weekend, volunteers from the East Hills Council of Neighbors (EHCN), students, parents, and staff from Congress Elementary took part in the construction of the Cornelius Kos Community/School Garden.

The community-school garden got off the ground with a  $5,000 donation from the Cornelius Kos family and the blossoming relationship between EHCN, Congress Elementary and GRPS, it becomes a reality.

Families of students attending Congress Elementary have first right to seven of the twelve boxes and one or more boxes are reserved for educational purposes, with the remaining available to the East Hills neighbors. Grand Rapids Public Schools will provide electric and water. The community/school garden will be closed to the public during normal school hours (8am-4pm).