In coordination with our partner The Big Garden, the Health Fund is excited to announce a special pilot opportunity for Healthy Congregations in up to 5 Kansas communities to establish Giving Groves – little orchards with big impacts – this fall. The Giving Grove program has helped plant 241 orchards across four states, equating to more than 55 million pounds of fresh produce. The Giving Grove is a Kansas City-based network of orcharding programs, with a mission to provide healthy calories, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through sustainable little orchards which dramatically increase access to healthy food.
The Big Garden will help partnering sites in local communities prepare for and establish a Giving Grove and will provide ongoing support and training to stewards at each site, who will care for the orchards. The July 7 webinar with Molly Baurain, Kansas Coordinator for The Big Garden, provides detailed information on the program, timeframe, and application.
If you missed the live webinar, a recording is available above, along with the presentation slides.