August 2008

Grant Results


From 2005 to 2007, staff at the Spartanburg Nutrition Council in Spartanburg, S.C., developed a training manual to assist communities interested in creating a youth and family gardening program.

Key Results

  • The 34-page manual, entitled Growing a Healthier Community: Creating Your Own Community Garden Program, is designed to help participants overcome barriers to healthy eating, such as lack of availability and high cost of healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods. It is based on the project team's experience of managing a community gardening program in Spartanburg.

    The manual is geared toward working with youth from ages 3 to 13 and can be sponsored and implemented by organizations such as churches, after-school programs, schools and neighborhood associations. It includes chapters on:
    • Establishing a Community Garden Program
    • Garden Training
    • Grow Healthy
    • Additional Activities
    • Resources.

    The manual is available from the Spartanburg Nutrition Council for $45. E-mail: Phone: (864) 595-1422. Address: 832 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29306.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this unsolicited project through a grant of $63,105.

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Developing a Training Manual for a Community Gardening Program


Spartanburg Nutrition Council (Spartanburg,  SC)

  • Amount: $ 63,105
    Dates: August 2005 to February 2007
    ID#:  053656


Jennifer Lynn Osterman
(864) 595-1422

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Report prepared by: Robert Crum
Reviewed by: Marian Bass
Program Officer: Jamie B. Bussel