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MH-00-16-0012-16

Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$44,000.00
City: 
Sanford
State: 
FL
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Program Categories: 

The Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum will expand the "Goldsboro Heritage & Art Garden" program by using the recent gift of a half-acre of land to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in the community and work with a greater number of at-risk youth and young adult volunteers. The area surrounding the museum is known as a food desert and the garden program brings organic produce to a neighborhood lacking in options for fresh fruits and vegetables. The museum will hire a volunteer coordinator and a STEM instructor to develop a curriculum and manage the anticipated increase in the number of youth volunteers. The curriculum will provide training for at-risk youth and young adults to increase their involvement in their community. Once crops are harvested, the volunteers will share them with the community through the local Boys and Girls Club and the local farmers market.