The Kingston Land Trust Launches KingstonCityGardens.org, a Citywide Garden Website.

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The Kingston Land Trust launches citywide garden website called KingstonCityGardens.org.  As a partner of the Healthy Kingston for Kids School and Community Garden Committee funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kingston Land Trust has created an online website that works to create an interactive network of local gardeners, connecting them to resources and knowledge to support garden projects.

 

 

Kingston – The Kingston Land Trust as a partner of the Healthy Kingston for Kids School and Community Garden Committee is pleased to announce the launch of KingstonCityGardens.org – a comprehensive, dynamic citywide garden website that provides resources for School and Community Gardens, Urban Farms and Edible Landscapes.

By highlighting successful garden projects located in the City of Kingston, the site shares information as a local garden ‘toolkit’ by listing garden planning tools, local materials, selected grant options, advocacy, action volunteering opportunities and more.  By using an added element on the website, ‘BuddyPress’, a social media application, citizens can become members of the website and share information on gardening in the area in real time.

“It’s exciting,” says Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust and one of the creators of the site on behalf of Healthy Kingston for Kids and the School and Community Garden Committee.  “KingstonCityGardens.org takes an inventory of trusted and well-made materials and can aid in helping to tell the stories of those already hard at work to make gardens more accessible.  In this way, volunteers will be able to plug into an existing project, capturing their interest immediately while building capacity on the great gardens already underway.”

 

You can view the site by visiting www.kingstoncitygardens.org

For more information on the website, contact Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust at 845/877-LAND (5263) or email rebecca@kingstonlandtrust.org

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About Healthy Kingston for Kids School and Community Garden Committee      This committee’s primary objective is to proliferate community and school gardens throughout the city.  Members are working with community members, parents, teachers, and youth to obtain access to resources for the construction and practical use of gardens.  The committee has created a citywide garden coalition to sustain this work, mobilized volunteers to help in launch community gardens, and worked with garden stewards to successfully create community and school gardens. The committee is also working to increase access to healthy food within walkable distance from Kingston neighborhoods. Additionally, the committee is working on initiatives aimed at sustaining community and school gardens for the long term.

About Healthy Kingston for Kids   Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County (CCEUC) and several partners are leading an initiative to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in Kingston, NY through environmental, policy change, and systems change.  We are building a better Kingston for kids to eat, walk, bike, and play!  The project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with $360,000 over four years.  Partners include the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, the Kingston City School District, the Kingston Land Trust, the Community Heart Health Coalition, Gilmour Planning, the Rose Women’s Care Service, the YMCA of Kingston, the Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute, the Center for Creative Education, and the Ulster County Health, Planning, and Information Services Departments.

About the Kingston Land Trust  The Kingston Land Trust is committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and Town of Kingston.

 

1 comment to The Kingston Land Trust Launches KingstonCityGardens.org, a Citywide Garden Website.

  • trish hawkins and joel zenie

    We will have a garden at 47 Fairmont Ave, Kingston this summer. Keep us updated and we will join the site and post. thanks for this site!

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