TOWN OF EASTOVER
Contact: Kim Nazarchyk
POSTED: 11:12 EST Oct 30, 2015 / UPDATED: 11:12 EST Oct 30, 2015
Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG)
Below is an email from a CFBG board member. Please give thought to supporting this action. Thanks.
I would like to solicit help from Eastover residents to vote for the Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) in Fayetteville.
CFBG is in competition with two other gardens (one in NY and one in Canada) for $10K from the National Garden Bureau (ngb.org) to build a Therapeutic Garden. The CFBG grant submission included the following: "This grant will help strengthen development and implementation of therapeutic horticulture to support and enhance the quality of life for veterans, service members and their families."
There must be hundreds of residents in and around Eastover who are military or veterans or have friends or supporters who fall into this category. With Fort Bragg, the largest US Army post by population being located adjacent to Fayetteville, one would think that there would be no problem in getting enough people to vote for this worthy project. However, CFBG is more than 14,000 votes behind the garden in Canada. , Support from Eastover residents and other NC cities would certainly be helpful in helping CFBG get the votes needed to come out on top. Go online to ngb.org/vote and vote for CFBG.
Thanks in advance for helping spread the word on this project,