Wasatch Community Gardens
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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: assist with a youth gardening class, which helps connect low-income youth with fresh, local food and community through hands-on, outdoor learning in our youth gardens.
Community Gardening Program:
• The 25 community gardens in the WCG Network served 1,100 individuals or families, plus an additional 2,000 K-12 students – allowing them to grow their own fresh, organic produce. Fourteen of these gardens are located in low-income neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.
• We helped start six new community or school gardens through the WCG Network.
• We helped start two new community gardens on County property through our “Parks for Produce” Program and added three community gardens on City property through the “Green City Growers” Program.
Youth Gardening Program:
• We provided 1,604 primarily low-income youth with access to healthy, local food; unique outdoor experiences; and organic gardening skills through our youth gardening programs.
Community Education Program:
• We offered 60 "Learn to Grow" workshops, attended by more than 800 people, on topics such as composting, urban chicken care, fall and winter planting, seasonal cooking, and food preservation.
• Our 684 dedicated office, garden, and event volunteers contributed 7,331 hours of service to WCG. The work of our volunteers resulted in the donation of thousands of pounds of produce to local food pantries and the continuation of our eleven gardens to serve the community as beautiful and productive spaces for public horticultural display.