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US (PA): ACRES Project awarded $100,000 Centre Inspires grant to make aquaponics greenhouse a reality

A new addition will be coming to the ACRES Project ⁠— one that aims to create sustainable produce and entrepreneurial opportunities for adults with autism.

Founded in 2014 by retired State College Area School District special education instructor Bellamarie Bregar, ACRES — Adults Creating Residential & Employment Solutions — offers day programs, job support, social groups and book clubs. On Thursday, the nonprofit was awarded Centre Foundation’s $100,000 Centre Inspires grant to develop a community aquaponics greenhouse.

In March, Bregar said that the nonprofit was working toward raising money to turn that dream into reality, selling soaps created by Acres of Joy members and seeking donations from individuals.

Read the full article at Centre Daily Times (Marley Parish)

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