Want to Create a Community Garden? Help Is on the Way From Spartanburg, S.C.
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.
- 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
The manual is available from the Spartanburg Nutrition Council for $45. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Developing a Training Manual for a Community Gardening Program
Spartanburg Nutrition Council (Spartanburg, SC)
Dates: August 2005 to February 2007
Jennifer Lynn Osterman
Report prepared by: Robert Crum
Reviewed by: Marian Bass
Program Officer: Jamie B. Bussel