UW-CooperativeUW-Cooperative
Extension CommunityExtension Community
Garden and NutritionGarden and Nutrition
ProgramsProgr...
Audience FeedbackAudience Feedback
Are you currently, or have you, worked in
a community gardening program?
Have you eng...
Feedback ContinuedFeedback Continued
Have you used produce from the
community gardens to provide food to
low-income indiv...
Rock CountyRock County
Rock CountyRock County
Jail Garden PartnersJail Garden Partners
WIC and SeniorWIC and Senior
Farmer’s MarketsFarmer’s Markets
Produce grown in garden at Rock County Jail
Taken to Beloit...
Children’s ProgramsChildren’s Programs
 Local botanical garden offers space
 Plant Parts We Eat, How Birds Make a Living...
Community EducationCommunity Education
 Community Garden Conference
 Held in February by UWEX Horticulture
Agent, Mike M...
ReportsReports
Accomplishment reports are available onlineAccomplishment reports are available online
http://fyi.uwex.edu...
Waukesha County GardensWaukesha County Gardens
Waukesha CountyWaukesha County
Pounds of produce harvested
annually =2,000(average)
Partners: Schools, Sheriff’s
Departmen...
Oconto Community GardenOconto Community Garden
Seed
Distribution
Program
Food
Pantry
OES
Students,
Families,
Teachers
District
Wellnes
s
Plan
WI Asso
Of School
Boards
Co...
Douglas County
Garden Project
Extension Colleagues:
 Family Living Educator – Food Preservation
 Agriculture Educator
Promote Master Gardeners to prov...
ProcessProcess
Summer 2008 – Hunger Summit in 2008 – Interest in
gardening to increase fresh produce for food insecure
ind...
2010 – Activities around gardens
1. Plant a Row – Donations for food shelf.
2. Opportunities to donate seeds, plants and
c...
2010 Results2010 Results
1. Hunger Coalition formed as a result of garden project.
2. Garden expansion
 Harbor House Shel...
Thank YouThank You
Grace Gee, Douglas County
Julie Gibes, Rock County
John Pinkart, Oconto County
Melinda Stuart, Waukesha...
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  • Nutrition and Gardening Programs: A Way to Collaborate with Your Extension Colleagues and Your Community

    1. 1. UW-CooperativeUW-Cooperative Extension CommunityExtension Community Garden and NutritionGarden and Nutrition ProgramsPrograms Nourishing Our CommunityNourishing Our Community
    2. 2. Audience FeedbackAudience Feedback Are you currently, or have you, worked in a community gardening program? Have you engaged other Extension colleagues in your garden programs? Have you engaged other community partners?
    3. 3. Feedback ContinuedFeedback Continued Have you used produce from the community gardens to provide food to low-income individuals and families? Has funding for the garden been an issue? Have you had any negative response to the garden program?
    4. 4. Rock CountyRock County
    5. 5. Rock CountyRock County
    6. 6. Jail Garden PartnersJail Garden Partners
    7. 7. WIC and SeniorWIC and Senior Farmer’s MarketsFarmer’s Markets Produce grown in garden at Rock County Jail Taken to Beloit and Janesville WIC clinics and four low income senior housing sites Utilization of WIC and Senior Farm Market vouchers Excess produce is given to local food pantries with food handling, preservation and recipe handouts and educational classes Volunteers help distribute
    8. 8. Children’s ProgramsChildren’s Programs  Local botanical garden offers space  Plant Parts We Eat, How Birds Make a Living and The Great Pumpkin Program, Story and Stroll, 10 week summer program  Offered to low income schools with >50% on free or reduced lunch, WIC families, Boy’s and Girl’s Club  Horticulture Educator  WNEP Nutrition Educator  Education Volunteers
    9. 9. Community EducationCommunity Education  Community Garden Conference  Held in February by UWEX Horticulture Agent, Mike Maddox  All Community Partners invited to attend  Program and collaboration education  Local Community Garden Network  Community Education Classes
    10. 10. ReportsReports Accomplishment reports are available onlineAccomplishment reports are available online http://fyi.uwex.edu/rockhort/tag/accomplishment-reports/
    11. 11. Waukesha County GardensWaukesha County Gardens
    12. 12. Waukesha CountyWaukesha County Pounds of produce harvested annually =2,000(average) Partners: Schools, Sheriff’s Department, landlords, 4-H, Nutrition Education, Horticulture, Community Educators, Hispanic Resource Center, Huber Staff, Hospital, neighborhood residents, Master Gardener Volunteers,
    13. 13. Oconto Community GardenOconto Community Garden
    14. 14. Seed Distribution Program Food Pantry OES Students, Families, Teachers District Wellnes s Plan WI Asso Of School Boards Conf. School Food Service School Board WNEP Learners WIC Prgm Extn Colleagues & Summer Interns Area Assistance on starting Cmmty Grdns Comm On Aging County Day Cares Cmmty Wellness Ptrnshp Parent Resource Center Public Health Dept Local Media Oconto Garden Club City of Oconto
    15. 15. Douglas County Garden Project
    16. 16. Extension Colleagues:  Family Living Educator – Food Preservation  Agriculture Educator Promote Master Gardeners to provide gardening skills and support. Community Partners:  CAP Agency (NW Wisconsin Community Service Agency)  Lake Superior SHARE (Food buying Club)  United Way (Business and Service Clubs)  Second Harvest  Brighter Futures (Prevention program for high risk youth)
    17. 17. ProcessProcess Summer 2008 – Hunger Summit in 2008 – Interest in gardening to increase fresh produce for food insecure individuals. Spring 2009 – Community Garden started at Solid Rock Men’s Shelter. (50’ x 125’)  Food used for community dinners (lunch and dinner meals six days per week).  Food used for food pantries.
    18. 18. 2010 – Activities around gardens 1. Plant a Row – Donations for food shelf. 2. Opportunities to donate seeds, plants and canning and freezing supplies. 3. Food preservation classes 4. Garden skills classes – Master Gardeners.
    19. 19. 2010 Results2010 Results 1. Hunger Coalition formed as a result of garden project. 2. Garden expansion  Harbor House Shelter  Methodist Church – Superior  Family Forum Early Head Start – Superior  Cooper School – Superior  Lake Nebagamon Church garden  Continuation of WIC garden  Poplar church gardens (1 – 38’x 16’ & 1 – 40’ x 16’) 1. Plans to continue and modify for 2011
    20. 20. Thank YouThank You Grace Gee, Douglas County Julie Gibes, Rock County John Pinkart, Oconto County Melinda Stuart, Waukesha County
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