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

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Fruit trees in Woodland parks yield free, healthy food, thanks to grant-funded 4-H project

Food insecurity is a big concern for many residents of Woodland, California. The harmful effects of hunger trickle down into everything else—physical and mental health, education, child development, and more. Knowing that the local government had made a priority of identifying ways to address the hunger problem, the young members of a local 4-H Club decided to take action. With guidance from Marcel Horowitz, their UC Cooperative Extension 4-H advisor, the youth applied for and were awarded a “Revolution of Responsibility” grant from California 4-H. The grant funds enabled them to purchase fruit trees that they planted at local parks and community gardens, ensuring continuing, free public access to the nutritious food they produce. This was the first time fruit trees had been planted in the area’s public parks.

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