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February 18, 2016

Worthington Daily Globe: County offers support for community garden

People in garden
Two areas of University of Minnesota Extension programming that often come together are nutrition and gardening. Extension educators know that families, especially children, are more likely to serve and eat healthy foods when they get to know them. One way to do that is through gardening, but limited land access to grow food is a barrier for many people who would most benefit.

Worthington Daily Globe reporter Julie Buntjer writes in a Feb. 16, 2016, article that Extension's SNAP-Ed nutrition program and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) have the support of Nobles County leaders to develop a community garden on a piece of tax-forfeited property in Worthington. Buntjer writes that one next step is to identify individuals willing to complete an Extension Master Gardener class and then share that knowledge with community gardeners in various languages.
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