Oneness to honor founder of the community garden

March 7, 2020 New Castle News
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Like the single seed that produces a plant full of vegetables, Ken Rice is a grower of community.

His efforts along those lines will be recognized at Oneness, an event celebrating unity amid diversity scheduled for March 29 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

It won’t be the first time Rice has been hailed as someone who has made key contributions to his community. Last Saturday, when Rice was heading up an informational meeting on a proposed South Side Community Garden, his accolades were expounded upon by Mary Burris of the Lawrence County Conservation District.

“Ken was honored by the conservation district as Urban Conservation Steward at the end of last year,” she said. “He was honored by Tri-County CleanWays as a Volunteer of the Year. He was also recognized by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as one of three Volunteers of the year statewide, and he’s been nominated for a Pennsylvania Environmental Council Award as well…

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