Master Gardener Community Education Center

$132,353

open space authority funds contributed to project

2017

project awarded

The Measure Q grant funded the Friends of Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County's Master Gardener Community Education Center at Martial Cottle Park: Supporting the Environment at Your Own Home. This project created a multi‐generational Community Educational Center that helps individuals and families become stewards of nature and teaches them how to grow healthy food year‐round using environmentally sound gardening practices.
Award Date:
November 9, 2017
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program
Location:
5283 Snell Ave San Jose, CA 95136

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