University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Grant funds help UC Master Gardeners teach thrifty gardening to low-income families

The San Fernando Valley is home to many low-income Spanish-speaking families who struggle to provide healthy, affordable food for their families. Many are interested in growing their own food, but lack the resources or the know-how to get started. To help them along, Los Angeles County UCCE Master Gardeners partnered with Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), a local nonprofit. MEND received a generous grant from Wells Fargo to provide bilingual gardening classes and help set up home gardens for 72 eligible families. The UCCE Master Gardener team helped each family design a garden for their home, taught them about all aspects of gardening from composting to pest management, and provided training on food safety, preservation, and storage.

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