Foundation grants support hydroponic greenhouse project

Friday, December 21, 2018
Pictured from left to right are Jeremiah Recovery House founder and executive director Vickie Poulson, Carroll County Community Foundation executive director Janell Robertson and Jeremiah House residents. The foundation recently presented two grants to Jeremiah Recovery House to help fund its new hydroponic greenhouse project.
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The Carroll County Community Foundation recently presented two grant checks to the Jeremiah Recovery House in Green Forest to help fund its new hydroponic greenhouse project.

“We are supporting this project through two different endowments held by the Arkansas Community Foundation,” said Janell Robertson, executive director of the Carroll County Community Foundation. “One grant is from our own Carroll County Endowment for Home Improvement, and the second matching grant is from the Lindsey Robinson East Endowment held at our main office in Little Rock. Mr. East was a great friend of the community foundation and a forward-thinking philanthropist. His final gift to the community foundation, by way of his trust, created this endowment which focuses on promoting greenhouse projects, community gardens, recycling programs and local food initiatives.”

This local hydroponic greenhouse project will help the women of Jeremiah Recovery House build important work habits as well as develop business skills such as team building, marketing, management, accounting, and sales techniques as they grow and sell the hydroponic vegetables to restaurants and through local farmers’ markets.

 “Our prayers are that this project will establish us to become self-sustaining and help us and others become active and contributing members of our local community,” said Vickie Poulson, founder and executive director of Jeremiah Recovery House.

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