Veterans garden gets $99,000 federal grant

Vets Garden

New Bern Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, which broke ground in March 2014, has been awarded a $99,000 one-year federal grant that will help veterans prepare for employment. Lovay Wallace-Singleton, executive director of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, says the cement floors and lowered planters will make the new greenhouse more handicapped accessible and will start this spring with strawberries. The nonprofit is one of only three in the state to receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the USDA’s $9.7 million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture.

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Published: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 03:59 PM.

New Bern Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, which broke ground in March 2014, has been awarded a $99,000 one-year federal grant that will help veterans prepare for employment.

Lovay Wallace-Singleton, executive director of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, said the nonprofit is one of only three in the state to receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the USDA’s $9.7 million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture. It is also one of three veterans organizations nationwide to receive the funding, she said.

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