June 22, 2017 (PHOENIX) – A new garden is coming to life in Phoenix! Keep Phoenix Beautiful is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for their new Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, up to $25,000, bringing the potential total amount to invest in sustainable practices here in Central Phoenix and nationwide to $50,000. Donate now through Aug. 31 at https://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.

“This new garden is a place where residents and visitors can come and learn about urban sustainability,” says Tom Waldeck, President and CEO of Keep Phoenix Beautiful. “Each donation received provides another person the opportunity to learn more about gardening, recycling, water use, and the beautification of our city. We’re excited to continue growing these efforts today and for years to come and are thankful for the opportunity provided by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s to potentially double the funds raised via our crowdsourcing campaign.”

The garden is moving from Central and Indian School Road to 18th Avenue and Pierson Street in Phoenix. Monies raised will go toward moving expenses such as new fencing, utilities, irrigation, watering, gardening supplies, infrastructure, and much more. PHX Renews, their former garden, has been a valued project in the community since its beginning in 2011 with significant support from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Recently closed, the garden transformed a 15-acre vacant lot into a sustainable oasis with numerous community partners and hundreds of volunteers who created a vibrant, green space for people to gather. The new location of the Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden will continue these efforts, and offer new features to residents such as a greenhouse, aquaponics station, recycle and composting station, children’s area, outdoor classroom section, and more. The campaign will be raising funds for these new stations and amenities, as well as gardening tools and needed supplies.

In collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Phoenix Beautiful continues to make an impressive impact in the desert community. The new garden will provide local residents the opportunity to receive hands-on education about urban agriculture and sustainability.

Individuals are encouraged to donate beginning today through Aug. 31 to raise funds needed to make the garden a lasting success. Different donation levels are available. A final campaign party celebrating Keep Phoenix Beautiful’s 35th Anniversary will take place in August.

People may donate to the Help Keep Phoenix Beautiful Grow! Campaign by visiting their Generosity page here: https://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.

About Keep Phoenix Beautiful
Keep Phoenix Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We have been active in Phoenix since 1982 to involve and educate residents about recycling management and beautification practices. The Keep Phoenix Beautiful volunteer Board of Directors represents a cross-section of businesses, organizations and agencies, and we receive major funding from the City of Phoenix Public Works Department. Keep Phoenix Beautiful organizes and implements several programs including education, litter prevention and recycling initiatives.  Contact us at 602-262-4820 or info@keepphxbeautiful.org.

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 state and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals.

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