Youth Garden Project receives Shopko Foundation grant for ‘nibble garden’
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A recent $300 grant from the Shopko Foundation will help Moab’s Youth Garden Project maintain its “nibble garden,” which is open to community members. Photo courtesy of Youth Garden Project
A recent $300 grant from the Shopko Foundation will help Moab’s Youth Garden Project maintain its “nibble garden,” which is open to community members. Photo courtesy of Youth Garden Project
The Shopko Foundation recently awarded a Community Charitable Grant to the Youth Garden Project (YGP). The $300 grant will help maintain Youth Garden’s “nibble garden” area located along the Mill Creek Bike Path, YGP officials said in a news release.

The nibble garden was created in 2007 by a high school introduction to natural resources science class, and continues to be open to the public. Passersby are invited to stop and taste a variety of vegetables growing in the nibble garden.

Shopko’s Community Charitable Grant will also help support YGP’s mission of “cultivating healthy children, families and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.”

Since it began in 1996, YGP has expanded its programs to include a variety of programs for youth, including summer camps and gardening programs with kids of all ages. YGP also offers programs for the community, including workshops, garden dinners and other events.

YGP Executive Director Delite Primus said the organization appreciates Shopko Foundation’s donation.

“We are grateful for the support that the Shopko Foundation and our Shopko Hometown store have given the Youth Garden Project and our community,” Primus said.

“The Shopko Foundation is proud of Shopko’s roots as a retail health and optical care provider and focuses on giving to support the health of Shopko customers and communities,” foundation officials said in a news release. “The foundation also recognizes that education is fundamental to an individual’s health and functionality in society.”

For more information about the Youth Garden Project in Moab visit, or call 435-259-2326.

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