Susan McGuire, Chico Community Children’s Center Garden
After years of working with Chico Community Children’s Center (CCCC), located in Chico, CA, Susan McGuire realized that many Center parents often rely on “fast food,” reducing their consumption of fruits and vegetables, and increasing the risk of obesity among their children and families. Susan and CCCC have partnered up with Jenny Lowrey, TPP grantee and Founder of From the Ground Up Farms, Inc., to install new gardens with water drip line irrigation systems.
The new gardens will allow Susan and CCCC to provide fresh food to children and the community, and the irrigation systems will save water, and minimize the time for hands-on daily watering and maintenance. In addition to the gardens and irrigation system supplies, this grant will enable Susan and volunteers at CCCC to implement a garden-based curriculum for the children, offer nutrition education to parents, and introduce a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for sampling.
GRANT FUNDING DATE: July 19, 2015