January 31, 2020; Erin Shifflet
Hope Springs Farm is proud to announce that they received a grant from Walmart Giving! Our program at Hope Springs Farm was nominated by the Team at the Harrisburg Walmart Store, and we want to thank them for this great honor. The Walmart Foundation provides grants and donations to support their local communities. This grant will be used for the Horticulture and Cooking programs at Hope Springs Farm. The generous grant will aid the staff by purchasing gardening and cooking supplies for them to prepare and conduct activities with the Growers at the Farm.
Horticulture is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. The Growers learn how to care for the plants and even start growing the vegetables and fruit from seeds over the winter in our greenhouse located on the farm’s property. The cooking program allows the Growers to continue to grasp the life skill of cooking and baking while getting to enjoy it after. Harvests from the garden are used in addition to other supplies obtained through donations or shopping at various grocery stores.
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