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Master Gardener, 4-H collaborations under way in 11 counties

master gardeners and 4-H youth in garden

With $10,000 from a Walmart Foundation Healthy Living Youth Voice, Youth Choice grant, ISU Extension and Outreach is providing mini-grants to support partnerships between Master Gardeners and 4-H youth in 11 counties. Each county team will plan and implement a community-based project to promote healthy eating through the production of fruits and vegetables. Projects are under way in Allamakee, Boone, Buchanan, Clarke, Delaware, Henry, Jasper, Johnson, Mahaska, Poweshiek and Warren counties.

“The projects help young people learn about gardening and healthy food, as well as develop citizenship, leadership and communication skills as project team members share what they learn with other youth and adults in their communities,” said Chris Gleason, 4-H youth program specialist.

This article appeared in May 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter