Nancy cg board report final 2 9 15 10

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growing season report on community gardening at CBG, summer 2010

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Nancy cg board report final 2 9 15 10

  1. 1. Community Education Programs<br />2010 <br />
  2. 2. The Green Youth Farm Program<br />Windy City Harvest<br />Cook County Boot Camp Garden &<br />Composting Operation<br />Native Seed Farm Program<br />Community Gardening 2010 Growing Season Report<br />
  3. 3. Green Youth Farm<br />In 2010, 65 high<br />school students<br />worked, learned<br />and served their <br />communities at<br />four separate <br />garden sites. <br />
  4. 4. Green Youth Farm North Chicago<br />22 students<br />6,300 lbs. produce<br />twice weekly market stands<br />twice monthly farmers markets at CBG <br />weekly cooking demos for WIC recipients<br />
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  7. 7. Green Youth Farm at Dyett High School/Washington Park<br />17 teens<br />2,100 lbs. produce<br />weekly farm stand with LINK sales<br />Supported by Alderman Preckwinkle<br />
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  11. 11. Green Youth Farm North Lawndale<br />16 teens<br />1,100 lbs. produce<br />Weekly farm stand<br />Stopping point for<br /> federal agency listening tours by Health and Human Services, EPA and USDA<br />
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  13. 13. Jr. Green Youth Farm – South State<br />10-12 students<br />Special event sales<br />Huge example for CPS of the “edible schoolyard” model<br />
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  15. 15. Windy City Harvest<br />15 adult certificate students<br />14,000 lbs. of premium produce from three growing sites<br />unique urban agriculture certificate program in the state<br />supported by federal, state and local public funding<br />
  16. 16. Windy City Harvest at Arturo Velasquez Institute/Daley College<br />
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  19. 19. Windy City Harvest at Garfield Park Conservatory “back yard”<br />
  20. 20. Windy City Harvest in West Garfield Park<br />
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  22. 22. Cook County Boot Camp<br />training 45-50 each year<br />Employing 10-15 post release each year<br />1-acre production area<br />Staffed by Windy City Harvest growers<br />5,000 lbs. of produce harvested<br />Supported by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity<br /> and Cook County agencies<br />
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  25. 25. Boot Camp Composting Project<br />$80,000 grant from the Cook County Environmental Control Office<br />2-acre windrow composting site on Boot Camp site<br />Closed loop recycling from farm to kitchen to compost<br />Possible additional funding<br />
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  28. 28. Native Seed Garden -Bridgeport<br />3-year, $150,000 grant from IMLS<br />Unique chance to propagate rare native Seeds of Success stock for restoration and landscaping<br />Possible broad use for vacant/brownfield lots and corporate owned sites<br />
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  31. 31. Working Partnerships<br />Current<br />Institute of Museum and Library Services<br />City Colleges of Chicago (Daley/AVI/Kennedy King)<br />City Department of Family & Support Services‏<br />USDA –Food and Nutrition Service<br />EPA–Region 5<br />Cook County Boot Camp<br />Cook County Forest Preserve District<br />Cook County Environmental Control Office<br />Delta Institute<br />Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity<br />

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