Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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January 22, 2013

Participants, ideas sought for garden

Spot picked out, first meeting set

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However, the biggest gains of a community garden would be much more than families eating more fruits and vegetables; it could benefit the area economically as well, said White. One area in particular is the chance to qualify for grants by becoming a certified healthy community through the state’s health department.

White has seen the benefits before, having help Blanchard in recent years earn grants for things like a new community basketball court and it makes sense due to Pauls Valley already having events like annual health fairs. The money comes from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and could go toward areas like restoring sidewalks in town for those who enjoy walking or even bring in things that encourage kids to exercise like a skate park.

 “It’s little steps like this in small communities like Pauls Valley that can make it all healthier,” said White, noting more meetings will follow in the future. “At this point it’s truly in the beginning stages.”

For more information about the project or how to become a part of it call White at 405-255-4147 or e-mail her at betsywhite@mcclaingarvinyouthandfamily.com

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