Sowing seeds to grow healthy communities: a school garden pilot project

Project Overview

5th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2009
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010
     Award Amount:       $39,957

Project Goal Statement: Concerned about the high rate of obesity and chronic disease in the population, community partners in Buffalo and Pepin Counties want to educate children and families about nutrition and healthy food choices by implementing a school garden pilot project.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Heidi Stewart, Pepin County Health Department
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Cochrane-Fountain City School District
  • Pepin Area School District
  • St. John Lutheran Church
  • University of Wisconsin Extension
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: George Jacobson, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
Project Final Report Summary 

 Affiliated Web Pages:

     Cochrane-Fountain City School District
     Pepin Area School District
     Pepin County Health Department
     University of Wisconsin Extension

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Various publications in local newspapers
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Conducted publicity at school events through displays and handouts
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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