BURLINGTON, Vt. — The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has once again awarded $5,000 to the Intervale Center.
The Intervale Center is one of Vermont’s leading farm and food organizations. Its Burlington campus is home to commercial farms, community gardens, a New American community greenhouse, and many other innovative programs, enterprises and trails. Through the Center’s agricultural development and environmental conservation programs, they support over 100 farms across Vermont each year and plant trees and shrubs in all of the state’s watersheds, strengthening the economic, social, and environmental health of Vermont.
“The Intervale Center is one of our hidden treasures in Vermont,” said Michael Seaver, Officer, People’s United Community Foundation and President of People’s United Bank in Vermont. “More and more Vermonters are enjoying the increased access to farm fresh foods that the Center provides.”
The award brings the total giving by the People’s United Community Foundation to the organization to over $37,500 since 2010.
“This donation from People’s United Community Foundation will help us provide excellent business planning services to Vermont’s beginning farmers, strengthen Vermont’s rural agricultural economy and increase access to locally grown food in communities across Vermont,” said Intervale Center Executive Director, Travis Marcotte.
–People’s United Community Foundation
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