Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two great Americorps volunteers support Catskills farms and food

Liz Sigler, Delaware Opportunities Americorps Volunteer.






A big thanks to Liz Sigler and Rebecca Wellman for their service in Delaware County this summer. Liz was an Americorps volunteer working with Delaware Opportunities and the Office of the Aging to assist with the sourcing of 2,250 pounds of produce from local farmers to Senior Meal and food bank programs. Rebecca worked with the Walton Community Garden to support the group of dozens of gardeners with question and challenges about growing. Such great accomplishments in just one season!

Thanks to the supporting organizations of this project – The Rural Health Network of South Central New York, Farm Catskills, The Walton Community Garden, Delaware Opportunities, Delaware County Office of the Aging, The Watershed Agricultural Council and the nine local farms that provided fresh produce throughout the summer.

The Daily Star recently featured the Senior Meals program in the article, "Senior meals getting fresh look."

Check out the Walton Community Garden blog.

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