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The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)

The Village - Where We Grow Together! The Village Community Garden & Learning Center is a new community garden opening this 2019 growing season. The focus of this garden is to grow together as a community that comes from many parts of our world, and to learn about each other's traditions in food, arts, and culture. Thank you to Rochester Home Infusion for donating 11 acres for this project, and to our many partners at Diversity Council, Olmsted County, U of M Extension, Rochester Farmers Market, UMR, and RCTC. We are excited to share this new community asset with the city of Rochester and surrounding communities. This season will focus on the establishment of the garden through development of water resources, fencing, funding for event resources, and building our community of gardeners. We look forward to growing together!

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Health, Immigration, OpenBeam

Level 2: Family

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Amanda Nigon-Crowley ; Email: amandan@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507.282.9951

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Known/Likely Collaborators: City's Edge Farm ; Diversity Council ; Rochester Home Infusion ; University of Minnesota Extension ; University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Alternative Learning Center ; Career and Technical Education Center (CTEH) ; Lotus Health Foundation ; Rochester Farmers Markets


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness ; Healthy Immigrant Families

 

 

Detailed Description

 

With generous support from Rochester Home Infusion Founder, Joselyn Raymundo, acres for pristine farmland is being made available to Local Community Garden members to grow local and cultural-unique vegetables. This community garden will augment what is currently offered by Rochester Park and Recreation.  

 

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)


October 30, 2020 : The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 



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Key reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)


October 30, 2020 : The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 


  

General reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)



  

Key Beam Reports on:

Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Health, Immigration, OpenBeam  
July 13, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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July 07, 2021: How to approach a DEI improvement project

 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community. 

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July 05, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan 3Q2021

Key info includes: 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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April 27, 2021: Minnesota Compass

OpenBeam presentation at MN Compass, RPL workshop

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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February 15, 2021: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

 From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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Last modified by support on 2020/05/23
Created by allnode on 2015/10/28

 

 

 

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The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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