Ishihara Park Learning Garden Recognized as National GRO1000 Project

April 21, 2017 2:50 PM

WHAT: Join Mayor Ted Winterer, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and its national partners* for the GRO1000 dedication ceremony of the Ishihara Park Learning Garden. The project transformed land formerly used as a parking lot into a welcoming community greenspace with native plantings, an urban orchard, a learning garden, and passive green areas for residents to gather, exercise and experience nature in an urban setting.

WHY: The Ishihara Park Project is a part of GRO1000, which aims to improve cities and communities through the development of 1,000 community gardens and greenspaces throughout the U.S. by 2018.

WHEN:            Monday, April 24, 2017

                      Dedication program will begin at 11 a.m.                              

WHO:              Mayor Ted Winterer, City of Santa Monica

                      Lindsay LaSala, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation

                      Crystal Swann, U.S. Conference of Mayors                                           

WHERE:         Ishihara Park, 2909 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

VISUALS:

The Santa Monica GRO1000 event is one of several 2017 public installation events being held in the U.S. between April and June. For more information visit www.GRO1000.com.

*The U.S. Conference of Mayors, Garden Writers Association Foundation, Plant A Row for the Hungry (a community-based program started in 1995 that assists with hunger relief), KidsGardening.org, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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