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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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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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How-To Project: Preparing Perennials for Winter

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on September 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

After a season of enjoying the blooms from your perennial flower garden, late fall is the time in cold-winter regions (USDA Climate Hardiness Zones 8 and colder) to prepare the beds for winter. Taking good care of beds in fall will help them thrive next spring and summer. Gardeners in warm-winter areas where frost and snow are rare need only to keep the beds cleaned up and replace diseased or worn-out plants as needed. Gardeners in all other climates can follow these steps: …

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Fall Garden Projects

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on September 15, 2014 at 10:34am 0 Comments

A garden is more than just a collection of plants. It's an expression of the gardener. Children can personalize their gardens in many ways beyond simply growing favorite vegetables and flowers. Create memories that will last beyond this growing season with personalized walkways, animal houses, arches, and much more. Check out our Kids Garden News family article for more information: http://bit.ly/1CRn8Eh…

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