Garden Pool Introduces Farmers Corner and Announces Partnership with Microsoft
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Garden Pool is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30, 2018 at 9:30am to celebrate the opening of their first storefront. Speakers at the ceremony include Mayor John Giles from the City of Mesa, representatives from Microsoft, and Garden Pool CEO Dennis McClung.
Beginning as a local-nonprofit, Garden Pool spearheaded the Seed Library Program throughout Maricopa County and built climate smart farms across the valley. Determined to provide food-security for all communities in need, Garden Pool soon became a international NGO. With the help and support of the Mesa community, Garden Pool has helped with hurricane recovery efforts in Barbuda, built climate smart farms in Nevis, and held workshops for Suriname locals, among other projects.
The Garden Pool storefront has been in development since January 2017 and provides materials for locals to create and maintain at-home gardens. Within this storefront is a farmers corner, which features locally sourced produce at an accessible price. Also serving as a pick up location from Taste of Paradise, Garden Pool’s farmer’s corner is a new produce access point for local patrons.
The storefront opening also marks the beginning of Garden Pool’s partnership with Microsoft. Within this partnership, Garden Pool works to develop apps for Microsoft’s latest technology to continue global agriculture development in the modern age. As grassroots movement turned international NGO, Garden Pool looks forward to their work with Microsoft.
Located within the El Rancho Del Sol community, the Garden Pool storefront is a short walk away from neighboring apartments and the Mesa Dr. and Main St. light rail stop. Stop by to learn about Garden Pool’s projects, farmers corner, and more.