Voting Open to Win Community Garden Grant

Loudoun residents can vote during April in the national “Meet Me at the Park” campaign to help Loudoun parks win $20,000 for community garden projects.

The Ashburn-based National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with the Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. The community with the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

If Loudoun wins the award, the grant money would help launch a community garden project at three Sterling sites: Claude Moore Park, Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park and Sterling Community Center park area. Those sites are located in more densely populated areas where residents have expressed interest in the gardens to grow plants, vegetables and flowers.

Through April 30, supporters can go to to cast votes for Loudoun County.

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