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How Does Your Garden Blog?

There’s always something interesting happening in a community garden. Every garden season has its activities, moods, sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Community gardens in Houghton and Hancock, conceived and maintained by residents dedicated to creating sustainable communities and to growing and eating local food, provide great examples you can visit in person and on-line.

Here’s the Pewabic Street (Houghton) Community garden blog link: http://pewabicstreetcommunitygarden.blogspot.com/

This is the Ryan Street (Hancock) Community Garden link: http://ryanstreetgarden.blogspot.com/

Both gardens provide gardening space to city residents and are places where children and adults can learn more about gardening and nutrition. They each have many volunteers and many partners, among them the Western U.P. Health Department, which helped them to receive funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Building Healthy Communities grant program.

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Hello Friends!

This is our big blue building, the main office of the Western U.P. Health Department, in Hancock, Michigan:

Health Department, Hancock

This is our healthy community:

Houghton Waterfront Trail, September 2010

Pewabic Street Community Garden, May 2010

 

This is our Healthy Western U.P. blog, where we venture beyond the blue building to bring you stories about where we live, work, study, play, shop and eat, featuring the work of public health and partners to build heathier communities for ourselves and our children.

In the days and seasons to come, we will share good news about pedestrian- and bike-friendly communities, community and school gardens, farmers markets, trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, safe routes to school, and other projects that help people become more physically active and eat well as part of their daily routines.

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