FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and Singer Island Community Garden Steering Committee celebrated the Phase I completion of the Singer Island Community Garden. The garden is located on the southeast corner of E. Blue Heron Boulevard and Lake Drive in Singer Island, FL. The event took place on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 4pm with light refreshments that followed the event. The garden is another green space to add to the Riviera Beach’s redevelopment and beautification.
The garden mission is to improve the economic, physical, mental, and social health of our community through community gardening. We strive to broaden knowledge of our food system, promote organic gardening, and to increase consumption of organic, fresh, fruits, and vegetables. We serve as a community gathering place, horticultural resource, and a source of pride and inspiration.
The Phase I completion ribbon cutting ceremony had guests in attendance such as Commissioner Dr. Julie Botel; Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of CDC; Singer Island Steering Committee Team: JB Dixon, Sandy Thomas, Mike Kane, Johanna Holland, Dennis Reichel; Dr. Susan Bennett, Darryl Leonard, CDC Board President; and various other members of the community.
Raised beds are available for rental or sponsorship. Volunteers are always needed. At this time, access for the community gardens are by appointment. The park portion is currently open. For more information, contact Tamara Seguin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-844-3408.
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.
The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.