“The beauty of our program is that it is self-sustaining,” said Pietzner. “We provide the basic infrastructure and training to start the gardens, and our community partners take the ball and run with it. There really is no limit to how many people can get involved with growing their own healthy food and sharing it with their neighbors who are in need.”Raised garden builds scheduled this month include:
|March 22||Drexel University’s Dornsife Center West||Philadelphia|
|March 28||Chester County Department of Youth||West Chester|
|March 30||Iglesia de Dios Manantiales de Vida Eterna||Phoenixville|
About the Aetna FoundationThe Aetna Foundation, Inc. is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $413 million in grants and sponsorships, including $19.2 million in 2011. As a national health foundation, we promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. This work is enhanced by the time and commitment of Aetna employees, who have volunteered more than 2.6 million hours since 2003. Aetna’s current giving is focused on addressing the rising rate of adult and childhood obesity in the U.S.; promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care; and advancing integrated health care. For more information, visit www.AetnaFoundation.org. About Triskeles, Inc. Triskeles provides experiential programming, emphasizing personal contact with inspiring mentors/teachers while engaging participants in a variety of work readiness, sustainable, and healthy practices that prepare them for success in the future. Our mission is to work, through experiential education and support services, towards a future with others that ensures the long-term ability for all human beings to co-exist peacefully and with sufficient means while caring for the earth and its varied resources. For more information visit www.triskelesprograms.org.