Pure FarmlandTM recognized TigerMountain Foundation (TMF) in Phoenix, Ariz. for its positive local impact with a check donation of $15,000. The contribution is part of the Pure Growth Project, an initiative launched by Pure Farmland in 2020 to ensure community gardens and farms continue to thrive and help increase access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables nationwide.
TMF was selected as a grant recipient because of its mission to empower people by building community gardens, providing job skills and aiding workforce development through neighborhood revitalization with multiethnic and multi generational initiatives.
After receiving 103 applications from community gardens and farms across 29 states, 55 organizations were carefully selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, providing a total of $125,000 in financial support to nurture these unique neighborhood spaces. In the spirit of continued growth, Pure Farmland increased its financial commitment by 25 percent this year in hopes of positively supporting as many green spaces as possible.
Pure Farmland joined TMF at an event to celebrate the organization’s achievements and highlight the impact their hard work has on the community. The non-profit announced the grant will help fund Garden of Tomorrow, which is TMF’s one-acre garden located in a food desert area in south Phoenix.
Specifically, the funds will be used to expand a 10-year-old irrigation system in the garden. The upgrades will provide better water efficiency and enlarge the current irrigation system so additional garden beds can be added. A new trellising installation will also provide more shade to the garden beds, allowing for maximum growth of plants.