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Whole Cities and GrowGeneration(R) unite to grow locally led hydroponic agriculture initiatives

Whole Cities has partnered up with GrowGeneration to support hydroponic growing efforts by community-led nonprofit organizations.

GrowGen is contributing in-kind equipment totaling more than $329,000 to the following five Whole Cities community partners: Restore OKC in Oklahoma City, Okla.; FoodChain in Lexington, Ky.; Metro Caring in Denver, Colo.; Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. in Newark, N.J.; and Restorative Farms in Dallas, Texas. Each organization is a grantee through Whole Cities' Community First Grant program or Newark Fresh Healthy Food Access Grant program.

"Whole Cities' community-first approach means we offer responsive support shaped by the specific needs and reflecting the desires of the communities we serve," said Dianna Purcell, Director of Programs at Whole Cities. "Increasingly, our community partners are identifying hydroponic growing as a goal. Our partnership with GrowGeneration and their generous donation of hydroponic equipment and supplies can help these nonprofits increase fresh, healthy food production locally and support more sustainable food systems."

"As the President of GrowGeneration, I'm deeply proud of our collaboration with Whole Cities. Our commitment to urban communities runs deep, and through this partnership, we've donated over $300,000 to support local urban farms," said Michael Salaman, President and Co-Founder of GrowGen. "These contributions aren't just about equipment and supplies; they're about empowering communities to cultivate their own food and invest their resources in other vital areas. We believe in planting the seeds of sustainable growth, and this partnership is a testament to that vision."

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