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This has improved the gardening acumen of over persons. CG Composting Enterprise harvested a total of 95 gallons of vermicompost. This was not anticipated in the original application but it will help the CG in becoming self-sufficient, which was one of the projected goals.
Survey instruments and tracking forms continue to be used. Each Council and Garden is using the tracking forms to capture volunteers, volunteer hours, production quantities, and product use. This will be possible because of the partnerships developed, the micro-enterprise vermiculture compost launched and the interest, involvement and support of the community agribusiness, hospital, residents.
Many are unable to obtain enough food for a healthy diet. The largest weekly newspaper in Monterey County chose the Shoreline Garden to highlight in the Monterey County Gives program to fundraise for tools and garden steward staff time in the fall ofthe California Health Report on January 22, printed a detailed article about the Chinatown CG titled, Community gardens cultivate food, job skills, and hope, and Monterey County Herald on September 28, printed a front on the Home and Garden section titled Nourishing Bodies and Lives - Shoreline Food Garden provides veggies, activities for disabled about the Shoreline Garden.
Planted native and drought resistant plants on the north side of the Garden to protect produce growing from the consist north prevailing winds and built a barbeque area for resident community picnics. The majority of non-profits involved found ways to provide to the project that would benefits their larger organizational goals.
Two non-profits involved in the creation of the project, lost substantial funding requiring them to pull their involvement away from the project to sustain their general operations. Staff found that true nonprofits buy-in was required for long term project success and continuation. Non-profits involved needed to have the flexibility in the collaboration to provide to the project in a variety of ways.
For example, the Chinatown CG is growing squash chayote, an important ingredient used by Hispanics and Asians but rarely found in food pantries or convenience stores. Salinas Chinatown Council meets quarterly for 2 hours percent attendance of 5 membersproperty owner, homeless person, local resident, two community agencies all have adopted and are gardening a 4x8 raised bed. Engaged non-profits willing to put staff time and energy into project was required for a successful project. Also a local agribusiness has expressed interest in supporting the CG in the future.
Over 85 surveys were completed. How have the been disseminated to communities of interest? From Oct. Garden Council meetings educate, discuss, and address garden needs, challenges and engage the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems. All three gardens have positive reputations that continue to grow each month. At Shoreline CG 80 beds cultivated bi meets Salinas CA harvested.
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NO issues have needed negotiating in past year. All have current Memorandums of Agreement identifying roles, responsibilities and commitments. More sharing and cross pollinating of ideas and ways of growing, more gratitude and compassion demonstrated. Events: A five-hour Make-A-Difference Day at Chinatown October drew 73 persons who painted beds, spread mulch on neighboring abandoned lot, weeded, prepped garden for winter and cleaned sidewalks and alleyway. Iris Peppard, Project Manager oversees day-to-day operations, work asments, facility build out, CSUMB student learning contracts, expenditures, transportation and outcomes.
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Pueblo Del Mar PDM is a transitional housing program of Sun Street Centers, an alcohol and drug addiction education, prevention and recovery program for low-income individuals and families. Regular conversations enhance understanding and shared knowledge. Only issue needed attention was best use of community beds.
The garden is being incorporated into the daily lives of PDM families building relationships and trust with families and the neighborhood. Partner Organizations: Bill Taylor, Shoreline Occupational Training, Chef Instructor and Facilities Manager coordinates SL participation:individual with barriers to employment enrolled in culinary classes use of 14 raised beds and oversees the use of property other 46 raised beds.
There is need for constant, on-going support. Goals 1 and 2 are a work in process. For these families PDM provides a safe, affordable place to live, and an opportunity for a new start. The Garden Steward at PDM attends started youth residents garden lessons to increase the involvement of the youth in the project. Also continued developing a garden culture that understands a community garden CG as a common resource and how to respect that resource for future garden success.
SWDS students spend two hours per week learning gardening and nutrition, and focus on incorporating fresh produce in meals prepared through the SWDS program.
Two major articles printed about the project included the California Health Report on January 22, including a detailed article about the Chinatown CG titled, Community gardens cultivate food, job skills, and hope, and Monterey County Herald on September 28, printed a front on the Home and Garden section titled Nourishing Bodies and Lives - Shoreline Food Garden provides veggies, activities for disabled about the Shoreline Garden.
In September the Monterey Herald, the largest daily newspaper in the tri-county region with 35, subscribers, did a two- article in its weekend edition in September on SL. Chinatown has a waiting list for adopt-a-beds but continues to get volunteers from United Way, Hope Services 2 groups of 5 clients come twice a week for 3 hoursTransition Age Youth 2 groups come twice a week with 6 youth in each groupand CalWorks currently 3 persons contributing 32 hours per week.
Inthe Chinatown CG was identified by University of California, Santa Cruz student research project to be the most ecologically bi-diverse site in an 85 mile stretch between King City and Santa Cruz by sampling thirteen gardens. Unknown to many, substantial funding is needed to start and develop these type of projects for staff time to assist nonprofits in successful collaborations and equipment, tools, and plants to develop sites.
Monthly scheduled meetings assist to address challenges, garden details, and shared knowledge between non-profits. One operational issue arose that required administrative attention. Nothing Reported Impacts What was accomplished under these goals? This cannot be captured in words or data. Wire and wooden frames built for 35 beds protected raised beds from squirrels eating produce. Impact is more than of gardens started, or beds built, or produce raised.
The Garden Councils were able to deal with all site issues realized more staff time is needed then anticipated to engage non-gardeners in the project. In the Chinatown CG 40 people adopted and planted beds. The garden is running smoothly! An average of 9 adults and 10 children participate each month. Word of mouth and announcement flyer distribution is the universal approach used at all three gardens. Chinatown has a waiting list for adopt-a-beds but continues to get volunteers from United Way, Victory Mission, Transition Age Youth 2 groups come twice a week with 5 youth in each groupand CalWorks currently 2 persons contributing 32 hours per week.
The gardens have positive reputations that continue to grow each month.
Hold barbecue for each meeting and present recognitions for Volunteer of the Quarter, Best Bed, etc. In the Monterey Bay region, a California Center for Public Health Advocacy study reported the challenge of finding nutritious food, there are 1. The most common primary event that le to homelessness is unemployment. The project has developed into a model for other nonprofits and local governments to create similar projects. One is left in charge of garden in absence of Garden Steward, another has become head of vermicomposting.
The two gardens are located in Census Track which is primarily Hispanic Students are at-risk youth and individuals with barriers to employment. However, the work is complex and demanding, especially in light of the unique population being served.
Partnership with the AmeriCorps VIP program provided staff to focus on increased volunteerism within the project. Other non-profits involved were able to secure funding to increase their involvement.
Ten are low-income persons. Decision was made to make them true community beds overseen by garden staff and youth not ased to each of 3 communities at PDM. The beds are better maintained and more productive now that youth are responsible. Trainings: 8 ninety-minute technical training on vermicomposting for 10 persons to streamline and enhance composting enterprise for the Chinatown CG. Impacts Change in knowledge: educating and building trust with non-profits to engage in community collaboration for action has strengthened and expanded.
Non-profits determined different ways to provide to the project; staff time, funding support, and connect to regional knowledge. Finding these benefits ensured nonprofit on-going involvement in the project. Sales from Oct. This is well below our goal, but technical challenges with the solar panel installation prevented that project from being finished until October This will be the first cold season that the worms will not go into hypernation and their production will be year round, not just six months.
These free sessions are underwritten by EH. Dissemination: Word of mouth and announcement flyer distribution is the universal approach used at all three gardens.