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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2011 Bloomington, IN The George E. Archer Foundation has approved a grant of $7,500 to fund scholarships for children who are participating in this summer’s Kid City program at Hilltop Gardens.  The program, initiated this year, is a collaboration between Indiana University’s Hilltop and the City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreation Department.  “This is a very generous gesture,” said Parks and Recreation Department director Mick Renneisen.  “It will ensure the long-term continuation of the Hilltop camp, a long-standing tradition that has a new life with this...

Program News

Program News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2010 Bloomington, IN Local nonprofit, The George E. Archer Foundation, takes its donor’s words literally -- “to help boys and girls learn about gardening” — and puts its money where its mission is.  Beginning Fall 2010, The George E. Archer Foundation will make grants available for youth gardening education in eight south central Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen.   “Awareness is growing around locally grown food, organic and sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. The time is right to respond...