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Tuscaloosa Awarded Garden and Green Space Grant

Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The United States Conference of Mayors and Scotts Miracle-Gro presented the City of Tuscaloosa the GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Grant Award at the USCM Winter meeting Thursday, Jan. 17. The grant, valued at $25,0, includes a $15,000 cash award and $10,000 of in-kind product from Scotts Miracle-Gro.   The City plans to use grant funding in conjunction with other federal funds to complete Alberta Parkway Gardens€”a community project along the City Walk providing a focal point of revitalization, recreation area for community children and a community-wide gardening opportunity. The green space will be located along the proposed Alberta Parkway and will encompass about 60,000 square feet of landscaping, sitting areas and community garden space. “Alberta Parkway Gardens will help accomplish the City's goal of a synergetic community working to achieve both a better and stronger foundation,” said Robin Edgeworth, director of recovery operations for the City of Tuscaloosa. The GRO1000 Garden and Green Space Grant Awards Program plans to bring 1,000 gardens and green spaces to communities across the United States. As part of the program, a local dedication event will be held between March and June 2013.