The energy, ingenuity, and passion of the young people in Wilmington are leading to truly great things!
Jason Aviles and John Naughton have started Wilmington Green Box - a way to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods throughout the city.
And here's some exciting news:
I'll just quote from Jason here:
ArtPlaceAmerica announced that Wilmington Green Box is one of 80 projects that it will consider for its 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund!!!!
These 80 projects are 6% of the 1,361 initial applications that ArtPlace reviewed!
ArtPlace America’s National Creative Placemaking Fund is a highly competitive national program that invests money in communities across the country.
Wilmington Green Box has proposed a project that will bring artist, local farms, healthy food companies, developers, and designers together to creatively build a modern, redesigned structure composed of recycled shipping containers. These containers will be infused with artistic expression and sustainability principals to provide our community with a unique storefront structure that will make fresh produce and healthy goods accessible and affordable. Also, our project will incorporate outdoor functional space that will serve the local community as a creative hub for exposure to the arts, entertainment, culture and building relationships.
Keep your eyes open for the Wilmington Green Box and enjoy the great food they're delivering.