IWU Alliance Garden receives funding award.

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GRACE JU MILLER PH.D.DEPT. OF BIOLOGY

We were able to receive funding for the 4th year for the IWU Alliance Garden. This will allow us to hire a Garden Manager, Assistant Garden Manager and 4 interns for the summer. These interns will work in the garden at the corner of 46th St and Race St. and the 38th St garden by the townhouses.  The garden produces corn, tomatoes, beans, peppers, melons, watermelons, squash and many other vegetables for the IWU community as well as for the Marion community. The interns work also with Victory Acres Farm  (Community Supported Agriculture) in Upland. They also volunteer at the 6 Marion Community Gardens in the city. Interns learn about sustainable agriculture, pest management, canning, composting and community development.