Unity Park Community Garden To Host Fall Garden Ribbon Cutting
Mark your calendar:
What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Unity Park Community Garden
Where: 2746 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX 78664
When: 9 a.m., Saturday, August 28
Contact: Lori Ferris, Unity Park Garden Manager
Round Rock, TX, August 16, 2010 – Unity Park Community Garden in Round Rock will host a ribbon
cutting ceremony to kick off the fall gardening season, the most productive time of year to garden in
Central Texas. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 28 at the new garden located at
2746 Gattis School Road in Round Rock. The event is free and open to public and will include local
grown organic food and garden tours.
The ceremony will also mark the receipt of a $1,000 Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb grant which also
includes a set of Fiskars garden tools. Selected from among hundreds of community gardens, Unity Park
Community Garden is one of 20 within the U.S. and Canada to receive the grant The Fiskars grant has
awarded nearly $1 million in contributions and supported over 115 community groups since 2002.
“Fiskars is happy to be able to help support something that communities can utilize and sustain for years
to come,” said Fiskars President Paul Tonnesen. “We hope that projects like the Unity Park Community
Garden inspire groups across the U.S. and Canada to create their own special community spaces.”
The Unity Park Community Garden is sponsored by the Neighborhood Harvest Project, a local non-profit
founded by Round Rock residents to support local food and sustainable living. With more than 42 garden
plots for rent of various sizes, many are currently available for fall planting for a low seasonal or annual
For more information about Unity Park Community Garden or to rent a plot visit www.UnityParkCG.org.
About Neighborhood Harvest Project
Neighborhood Harvest project is a 501(c)3 organization. The mission is to promote healthy local food
and sustainable living through education and community gardening in Round Rock and surrounding
areas. Planning and establishing Unity Park Community Garden has been Neighborhood Harvest
Project’s first undertaking. It has gained a lot of progress and has received a great community response.
Fiskars, the World’s #1 scissors brand, is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home,
garden and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including: Iittala,
Gerber, Silva, and Buster. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has over 360 years of product quality excellence and
is Finland's oldest company. www.fiskars.com
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