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Peoria County 4-H Gardening SPIN Clubs 2015


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Day Spring Garden – Day Spring Park in the Columbia Terrace North Neighborhood Association in Peoria
Youth gained knowledge on planning, planting, and caring for and harvesting a garden. They also gained knowledge on hunger in their community. Part of the produce harvested was donated to a local food bank as part of the 4-H Feeding and Growing our Communities Grant Program. The group submitted and received a grant to help purchase supplies, plants, etc. from the 4-H Feeding and Growing Our Communities Grant Program. This was the 2nd year for this community garden and grant monies were used to expand the garden. A volunteer adult with assistance from a Master Gardner led the group.

Bountiful City Kids Garden – East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Service on Wisconsin Ave. in Peoria

Youth gained knowledge on planning, planting, and caring for and harvesting a garden. They also gained knowledge on hunger in their community. Part of the produce harvested was donated to a local food bank as part of the 4-H Feeding and Growing our Communities Grant Program. The group submitted and received a grant to help purchase supplies, plants, etc. from the 4-H Feeding and Growing Our Communities Grant Program and form 1st Farm Credit Serviced Community Improvement Grant Program. This was the 2nd year for this community garden and grant monies were used to expand the garden. A volunteer adult with assistance from a Master Gardner led the group.

Green Thumbs Garden – Akron Service in Glasford

Youth gained knowledge on planning, planting, and caring for and harvesting a garden. They also gained knowledge on hunger in their community. Part of the produce harvested was donated to a local food bank as part of the 4-H Feeding and Growing our Communities Grant Program. The group submitted and received a grant to help purchase supplies, plants, etc. from the 4-H Feeding and Growing Our Communities Grant Program and from the Illinois 4-H Foundation. This was the 1st year for this community garden and grant monies were used to purchase all needed materials for the raised bed garden. A volunteer adult with assistance from a Master Gardner led the group.

The Great Learning Garden – Wildlife Prairie Park

Youth gained knowledge on planning, planting, and caring for and harvesting a garden. Produce harvested from this garden was donated to the animal department at Wildlife Prairie Park for the animals. Youth also gained skills interacting with the public and gardening methods related to a homestead prairie garden. Master Gardeners led this group.

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