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Fresh Food For All

Providing fresh food and garden connections to under-served and low-income individuals and families.

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Comment by Community Cooperative on March 19, 2014 at 10:43am

Would love to hear about other projects to increase access to fresh food and gardening for low-income households. We've partnered on Urban Farmers In Training that connected homeless individuals with gardening training and land to grow food for eating and selling at farmer's markets, grown our own food for use in Meals On Wheels, soup kitchen and food pantry meals and worked with volunteers to keep our projects successful.   

Comment by Barbara Dahlbach on March 19, 2014 at 5:01pm

Being in a very rural area we are teaching 5 classes on gardening and then how to take those vegetable to the table.   We also want to provide plants, seeds, containers to those who need the help.

 

Comment by Community Cooperative on March 24, 2014 at 4:02pm

We had several volunteers helping build a trellis and improving our garden area last weekend. Our program serves homeless, under-served families and individuals, children and seniors in Lee County Florida.

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planting wildfloweer seeds in a park

Posted by Alex Silbajoris on November 12, 2014 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Yesterday I helped cast wildflower seeds in a city park. Two of us put three hours of work into it, and there's nothing to show for it ... yet.

On November 7, I led a volunteer group removing honeysuckle at Griggs Reservoir. This left an empty space 300 feet long and on average 20 feet wide, along the edge of a wooded slope. I got permission to plant, from two sources - one was the parks management, and the other was the watershed management arm of the division of water in the…

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Gardening Season 2014

Posted by Jane P Gottier Westmoor Park on November 6, 2014 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

Just wanted to check how everyone did this season.  We are just wrapping up our 7 display gardens.  The weather this fall has been very mild and has made the clean up a bit easier.  We had a good year in our Plant a Row garden.  We have many wonderful volunteers and students that come and learn about the joys of gardening.  Planning to plant a few amaryllis and paperwhites next week in the greenhouse and get ready for the next season. 

Host a Harvest Celebration

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on October 9, 2014 at 8:23am 0 Comments

How do you celebrate the harvest? Have you ever had a local foods dinner with your neighbors or walked in a procession with your community with the fruits of your labor? People around the world have been celebrating the harvest for centuries. While the celebrations vary, they all share the common theme of honoring and enjoying the fruits, vegetables, and grains grown during the planting season. Get ideas for hosting your own…

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Don't Forget to Compost this Fall!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on September 25, 2014 at 10:53am 0 Comments

Are you going to compost that? Use Gardening with Kids simple "can" and "cannot" guide to composting in the kitchen, classroom or community garden! Most kitchen waste can be composted; in fact, some may be surprised just how much of what we throw away could be recycled into potential fertilizer for next summer's garden. Not sure where to begin? Check out our simple guide to foods that can and cannot be…

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