For Immediate Release: August 6, 2014
Who: AtlantiCare, Pleasantville Housing Authority
What: To hold cut ribbon at Pleasantville Housing Authority AtlantiCare Growing Green Community Garden
When: Friday, August 8, 2014 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Remarks begin at 10:40 a.m.
Where: Pleasantville Housing Authority Community Garden, 140 N. Main Street, rear of building
Details: AtlantiCare Growing Green will celebrate the opening of its 13th community garden with a ribbon cutting. Members of AtlantiCare's Growing Green Team constructed the garden in June 2014 and began planting in early July. The garden will be utilized by Pleasantville Housing Authority residents.
This is the third Growing Green Community Garden in Pleasantville. Others are established in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and with the Pleasantville Board of Education.
City of Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle and Councilwoman Judy Ward are scheduled to give remarks. The event will include refreshments and garden tours.
About AtlantiCare's Growing Green Initiative
AtlantiCare's Growing Green Initiative upholds AtlantiCare's vision of building healthy communities through the creation and support of school and community gardens. Through educational programs and hand-on expertise, the initiative promotes awareness of healthful eating through the creation of access points for fresh, local produce. The Growing Green gardens beautify open spaces and promote collaboration and empowerment among residents and community groups. To date, AtlantiCare's Growing Green initiative has funded the construction of 36 school gardens and 10 community gardens in Southeastern New Jersey, which collectively has impacted over 3600 students and 100 adults.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.