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Community Outreach

The Community & The Landscape: One in the same. 

Community

Latin communitas -

"things held in common"

 

Community and Connection

We understand the importance of connection with the community.

We also understand the importance of giving back to the community.

Since 2009, members of our staff have instituted a number of initiatives and participated with many others through the "Giving Back together" concept.

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Giving Back...

act of giving money, goods or time to others

together

simultaneously - by combined action; as a unit, as a whole

This includes community-based landscape projects as well as corresponding in-person presentations and accompanying website initiatives.

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TEAM COMMUNITY GARDEN

Princeton Community Housing

Princeton, New Jersey

The Community Garden at Elm Court & Harriet Bryan House - also known as the "Libby Ranney Garden" - is for the senior residents and is a joint venture between Elm Court and Elm Court II - the Harriet Bryan House.

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"The Community Garden, with new features including numerous raised planting beds, installation of wheelchair accessible table top planters and a new patio and pergola for garden workshops, is truly a symbol of the power of people working together for a common goal..."

Ed Truscelli

2014

Wheelchair accessible, the residents of the two facilities grow vegetables and flowers in their own garden plots.

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ADA COMPLIANT

Community Gardens:

Build neighborliness and sense of ownership in the garden and the community

Make productive use of urban vacant land, providing cooling, neighborhood composting and recycling of organic wastes to create soil, water filtration and absorption

Grow flowers and ornamental vegetables that beautify the neighborhood

Provide low-cost organic vegetables and herbs

Create a sense of pride and accomplishment and the empowerment of food self-sufficiency

Make a place for outdoor activities, exercise, recreation and therapy to alleviate stress

Have long been used as an additional form of healing for people who are ill and as activities for the mentally handicapped

Teach children about the environment and plants and about working with others

Give older people a way to be productive, interact with, and mentor /care for children

Provide the opportunities for everyone in a neighborhood to be able to interact and work together and learn about each other

Save money for people growing their own food

Help homeless people, and others in difficult situations, to regain their pride and sense of belonging to a community, learn skills and be productive for their own sake and the sake of the community.

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The TEAM Community Garden is a symbol of the spirit of people working together for a most-special goal:

A TEAM effort, it's about engaging people; meeting them where they are; and building, making, growing, providing, creating, having, teaching, giving, saving, helping, together...