News


Planting the Seeds of a Food Forest

With its myriad public gardens and 40,000-plus vacant lots, many of which have been transformed into community farms, Philadelphia is already a hub for community gardening. Philly also has a shortage of supermarkets in low income neighborhoods, which has made the city an incubator for novel ideas on getting healthy food into people’s hands, cheap or even free. Now, a group of Philadelphia agriculturists are proposing a new type of garden that could address the latter by taking advantage of the former: a food forest on public land, modeled after a similar project in Seattle. Read more...

Education

 

16th Annual Park Summit - Attention Parks and Recreation Professionals!
April 26, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

You’re invited to attend the 16th Annual Park Summit, “Connecting Communities Through Innovation!” This is an exciting annual event held by the City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, gives parks and recreation professionals the opportunity to network, attend workshops and work in a collaborative effort to form partnerships and solve problems. Register here.

Resources


Quality of Life Grants Program Overview

As a pillar of the Paralysis Resource Center, the Quality of Life Grants Program awards financial support to nonprofit organizations that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission. Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans hospitals. Grants are awarded to organizations that address the needs of people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases or birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Click here to learn more.

Advocacy


It's official! The Park Bond is now Proposition 68!

CPRS has joined forces with the Clean Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee to wage a vigorous campaign to ensure that voters approve Proposition 68 (SB 5 Bond Measure) at the June 2018 ballot. We are building the coalition and encouraging local engagement raising a collective voice, and providing a platform for support.
Learn more about CWNRP and find park bond education resources here!

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