Warnersville Healthy Community Project ProposalProject Concept: Improving community health through increasingaccess to hea...
Please Note: This Project Proposal represents a statement of the Warnersville Community Action Plan based on input from th...
Warnersville Community Market   •   Base of operations for the       Mobile Farmers Market   •   Located at JC Price schoo...
Community Garden and FarmThe land at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be used by Warnersville neighbors and Greensboro...
Warnersville Health and Wellness ProgramWarnersville Health and Wellness Project will provide individual-level interventio...
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Warnersville Healthy Community Project Proposal

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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church voted at our Congregational Meeting on June 5, 2011 to support this proposal and become a partner in this venture to bring more accessible, affordable, healthy foods to our community via a community garden / urban farm and etc.

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  1. 1. Warnersville Healthy Community Project ProposalProject Concept: Improving community health through increasingaccess to healthy food choices and increasing physical activityGoals and Objectives: • Reduce rates of chronic disease and risk factors high blood pressure and obesity in the Warnersville Community (census tract 11400) • Increase rates of physical activity • Increase consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables and other healthy foodsProject Principles: • Holistic project development o Promote community o Promote economic development o Promote employment o Promote education • Healthiest standards for food projects o Sustainable food cultivation methods o Natural and organic value-added prepared foods o Whole grain bakery products • Community Engagement o Programs reflect needs of the community o Warnersville Health Task Force will be involved in planning and implementation Aerial View of Warnersville Community
  2. 2. Please Note: This Project Proposal represents a statement of the Warnersville Community Action Plan based on input from the Warnersville Health Task Force and the Healthy Carolinians Healthy Lifestyles Learning Cluster. Specific elements of the plan may change as the proposal is refined and developed.Mobile Farmer’s MarketThe Mobile Farmers Market will carry fresh produce tocommunity sites such as churches, worksites andcommunity centers on a regular schedule. • The mobile unit will accept EBT cards and WIC vouchers. • In addition to fresh produce, will sell milk, eggs, cheese • Sell produce from the Urban Farm and from other local and regional small farms • Sell value-added food products—cheese, bakery products—from local and regional small producers. • Deliver food to under-served populations at nursing homes, public housing • Disseminate cooking instructions and recipes • Based at the JC Price school annex or other Warnersville area siteLead Organization: UNC-GFunding: • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Rapid Response Grant • USDA Farmers Market Marketing Grant • HHS Community Economic Development GrantPartners: • UNC-Greensboro Department of Communication Studies • Urban Harvest • Warnersville Community Coalition • Greensboro Housing Authority/Hampton Homes • Department of Public Health • Greensboro College • NC A&T State University • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church • Healthy CaroliniansOpportunities for Employment: • Mobile Market driver • Support for local farmers, value-added food producers
  3. 3. Warnersville Community Market • Base of operations for the Mobile Farmers Market • Located at JC Price school annex building or other JC Price Annex SE Greenway Warnersville area location Connector Trail • Sell food items sold on the Mobile Farmers Market o Fresh produce o Eggs, cheese and milk o Bakery products • Accepts EBT and WIC • Members receive discounts on food • Membership provided entry into other health and wellness Prince of Peace property programs o Health screenings o Cooking classesLead Organization: WarnersvilleCommunity Coalition, GreensboroCollegePossible Funding: • USDA Farmers Market Marketing grant • HHS Community Economic Development Grant • Local foundation grantsPartners: • Warnersville Community Coalition • Greensboro Housing Authority/Hampton Homes • Department of Public Health • Healthy Carolinians • NC A&T State University • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church • UNC-Greensboro Department of Communication Studies • Urban HarvestOpportunities for Employment: • Farmers Market manager • Support for local farmers and value-added food producers
  4. 4. Community Garden and FarmThe land at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be used by Warnersville neighbors and Greensbororesidents to grow food. The space will provide physical activity and access to healthy foods for the residents ofthe Warnersville area and wider community while providing opportunities for social and spiritual growth. Thestructure (business model) and physical design of the garden/farm will be determined by the stakeholders ofthe gardens.Using a democratic process, the garden/farm will grow food to be distributed to participating neighbors andthrough local markets, including the Mobile Farmers Market and Warnersville Farmers Market. Food will begrown year-round using sustainable and Permaculture growing methods. The garden/farm will includeeducational programs for youth and adults onsustainability, health and wellness. The garden/farm canbe accessed from the SE Greenway Trail and will mprovide recreation through gardening and physical Fa r anactivities in the garden; social and community activities; U rbenjoying nature and experiencing wildlife; andmeditation. The Farm will provide long-term and full-timeemployment, summer employment, job-training for SE Greenway Trailyouth, and volunteer opportunities for everyone.Lead Organizations: Urban Harvest, Prince of PeaceLutheran Church Mand ala GardenPossible Funding: Tool Shed Fruit treesLocal foundation and community development grantsGrantsPlus Lutheran Church grant (with Prince of PeaceCommunity Gardens proposal)Greensboro Neighborhood CongressFruit Tree FoundationPartners:Warnersville Community CoalitionUNC-Greensboro Department of Communication StudiesCooperative ExtensionDepartment of Public HealthHealthy CaroliniansGreensboro CollegeNC A&T State UniversityGreensboro Housing AuthorityHampton HomesLong-Term, Full-Time Employment Opportunities:Director of Urban Farming; Director of Food Distribution; Director of Education; Volunteer Coordinator
  5. 5. Warnersville Health and Wellness ProgramWarnersville Health and Wellness Project will provide individual-level interventions to residents of theWarnersville Community and SE Greensboro target area: • Obesity screening and counseling; o This program will offer screening and health assessments for diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, and providing health plans and referrals for community residents o Health assessment participants will receive incentives (discounts) to the Mobile Farmers Market • Walking programs o This program may include walkability assessments of Warnersville neighborhoods and organized group walking activities o Walking will be encouraged to participate in the Community Garden and Farmers Market • Healthy cooking classes o Through train-the-trainer efforts, local residents will be educated on healthier methods of cooking traditional cultural foods and will then educate others in the community through cooking demonstrations, classes, and on-line (YouTube) videos o Project partners will develop culturally-appropriate healthy recipes that will be disseminated through the Mobile Farmers Market and Community Farmers Market. • Exercise classesLead Organization: Guilford County Department of Public HealthFunding: The Aetna Foundation health grant Translational Research and Clinical Sciences Institute (TRACS) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local foundationsSetting: Warnersville Community Center, the Community Farmers Market, Hampton Homes, Smith Homes,community churchesPartners: • Warnersville Community Center • Warnersville Community Coalition • Greensboro Housing Authority • Hampton Homes • UNC-G School of Nursing • NCAT School of Nursing

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