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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

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

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

Known/Likely Collaborators: Channel One Regional Food Bank ; City's Edge Farm ; Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; 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


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Food

PlanScape Impacts :

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

Level 2: Family

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Programming  

 

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  
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June 24, 2022: Mobility Updates change proposals

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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May 27, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

(A) 2Q2022: May, April message and report; (B): 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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May 09, 2022: Community Co-Design Toolkit

As a member of the Community for Health Steering Committee and piloting the use of co-designing in the Discovery Walk project, OpenBeam participated in developing the Community Co-Design Toolkit as a guide for other community projects to consider and adopt a co-design process to maximize inclusive engagement. 

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Project HEALINGS information: What are vaccines? 

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April 28, 2022: United Way Funding Opportunities

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Last modified by support on 2022/05/18
Created by allnode on 2015/10/28

 

 

 

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