Community Gardens Save Money, Provide Fresh Produce for Low-Income Gardeners

A recent study by the University of California Cooperative Extension demonstrates how gardeners in San Jose saved money by growing their own food in community gardens. Gardeners engaged in the study weighed their harvests throughout the spring and summer, yielding an average of .75 pounds of produce per square foot of garden space. Not only […]

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New Extension Specialist to Focus on Urban Agriculture

Julie Dawson, UW-Madison plant scientist has been hired to specialize in urban and peri-urban agriculture. Her work will focus on the needs of Wisconsin’s small, diversified, direct-to-market farms and community gardens. We look forward to working with Julie in the Dane County region. Welcome Jule! Click here to learn more about Julie.

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Mayors Innovation Project brief looks at improving local food access

A policy brief from COWS’ Mayors Innovation Project looks at how cities can promote access to healthy, local food among their residents. City residents face stark disparities in their access to fresh, healthy food, with low-income communities often having the most limited access. This inequity perpetuates poor health outcomes among low-income populations and undermines efforts […]

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