Monday, June 14, 2010

Community Garden

Gateway Rotary Club Plants Seed Money For Community Greening and International Environmental Partnerships

(June 14, 2010 – Laredo, TX) A little green from the Gateway Rotary Club is going to go a long way for Keep Laredo Beautiful; a small donation today will help provide seed money that will help plant gardens, both literally and figuratively, in Laredo and beyond.

At today’s regular Gateway Rotary Club luncheon, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 110 North Calle Del Norte, the civic-minded organization will be donating a total of $7,400 to Keep Laredo Beautiful for two specific outreach projects.

According to Gateway Rotary Club member and Keep Laredo Beautiful Board President Fred Santos, part of the donation is a $2,000 grant to help establish community gardens in Laredo. “This money will go a long way to help create green spots in Laredo that will help not only help beautify neighborhoods, but also, unite our community so that we are all responsible for helping to keep Laredo beautiful,” he said.

However, the bulk of the donation – $5,400 – will be for training teachers on both sides of the border with a bilingual version of the Waste in Place environmental education curriculum from Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.

(story courtesy of Xochitl Mora)

Laredo could certainly do more in the area of beautification.  The community garden of today could be the botanical garden of tomorrow.  Having this type of attraction could help promote the Gateway City. 

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