Farm to Fork: Cultivating Grassroots Capacity to Transform Food Access
3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
Project End Date: 6/30/2008 - No Cost Extension through 10/31/2008
Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce nutrition-related health risks and disparities in an inner-city, African-American, Milwaukee neighborhood by expanding a community-based health coalition and improving access to nutritious, affordable food through a comprehensive, farm-to-fork strategy and pilot programs.
Award Amount: $49,769
Primary Community Partner: Urban Open Space Foundation, Inc.
Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - October 2008
Project Final Report Summary
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Highlighted in PolicyLink about Johnsons Park revitalization process and the Health Alliance as a best practice – Delivering Equitable Development to a Recovering Louisiana: A State Policy Guide for 2008 and Beyond. PolicyLink.
Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the coalition’s work, including the Neighbor to Neighbor vision for community health
Featured in an article on the Outpost Exchange, a monthly publication of the Outpost Food Coop
Presentation at the 4th Street Forum discussing how communities can partner to pool resources to not have to tap into State and Capital funds