By Michael Reaves, Associated Press Hockey reporterFollow @MichaelReavesNHL NHL | By @danielmreaves NHL | Tags bennets greenhouse,grassroot foundation,green house,green,foundation source NHL Press releaseThe NHL is pleased to announce that its grassroot foundation will be celebrating its centennial this year by establishing a greenhouse garden at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
The foundation is working with the Massachusetts Greenhouse Garden Association (MGAA), a non-profit that is dedicated to promoting the garden and the green environment in the state of Massachusetts.
In recognition of the organization’s centennial, the foundation has partnered with the MGAA to develop a green house garden to honor its achievements.
The first stage of the project was completed this week.
It will feature greenhouses that will grow vegetables and fruits and provide habitat for a number of species including blueberries, cherries, strawberries, kale, kale root vegetables and other vegetables.
The garden is part of a larger effort that will include the establishment of greenhouses and a green farm on a vacant lot in the MGHA’s grounds.
The foundation also is providing greenhouses for other purposes, including a new greenhouse in the area where the Boston Bruins’ training facility is located.
This year, the MGFA is partnering with the Boston-based Grassroots Foundation to help expand the garden’s garden area to accommodate more plants.
The MGFAA has donated approximately $100,000 to the foundation to help it grow more plants this year.
The Garden is located at the former Boston Conservatory on Route 22 in Boston.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has received support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Science Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.