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Cultivating Healthy Communities

FOG is a partner with Alachua County on a grant-funded project provided through the Aetna Foundation to provide healthy options and activities to clients at the Alachua County Work Release Program and Metamorphosis, a long-term, community-based, residential treatment program for adult chronic substance dependent clients. Vegetable gardens were installed at each location, and program participants are taught about organic gardening practices and related subjects through a series of monthly workshops, and hands on maintenance in the gardens, including garden design, planting, composting and soil amendments, natural pest control, harvesting, food preservation, cooking, nutrition, and increasing self-awareness, communication skills, and leadership abilities.

The program has been funded for 2 years: October 2017 – September 2019.

Partner organizations in the community: River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding

 

For more information contact FOG Education and Outreach Coordinator, Tyler Nesbit at tyler@foginfo.org.