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The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)

The Village - Where We Grow Together! The Village Community Garden & Learning Center is a new community garden opening this 2019 growing season. The focus of this garden is to grow together as a community that comes from many parts of our world, and to learn about each other's traditions in food, arts, and culture. Thank you to Rochester Home Infusion for donating 11 acres for this project, and to our many partners at Diversity Council, Olmsted County, U of M Extension, Rochester Farmers Market, UMR, and RCTC. We are excited to share this new community asset with the city of Rochester and surrounding communities. This season will focus on the establishment of the garden through development of water resources, fencing, funding for event resources, and building our community of gardeners. We look forward to growing together!

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Contact: Amanda Nigon-Crowley ; Email: amandan@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507.282.9951

Known/Likely Collaborators: City's Edge Farm ; Diversity Council ; Rochester Home Infusion ; University of Minnesota Extension ; University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Alternative Learning Center ; Career and Technical Education Center (CTEH) ; Lotus Health Foundation ; Rochester Farmers Markets


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Available Phase

Project Type

  Programming  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Health, Immigration, OpenBeam

Level 2: Family

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness ; Healthy Immigrant Families

 

 

Detailed Description

 

With generous support from Rochester Home Infusion Founder, Joselyn Raymundo, acres for pristine farmland is being made available to Local Community Garden members to grow local and cultural-unique vegetables. This community garden will augment what is currently offered by Rochester Park and Recreation.  

 

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)


October 30, 2020 : The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 



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Key reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)


October 30, 2020 : The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 


  

General reports on: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)



  

Key Beam Reports on:

Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Health, Immigration, OpenBeam  
January 18, 2022: 2021 Global Mayors Challenge Status Reports

 (1) 2022-01-18 Press Release City of Rochester Winner; (2) September 2021 DMC Presentation; (3) References: 90 Second Pitch Video, Public Media 

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January 07, 2022: Collider Inclusion Open Entrepreneur Ecosystem Navigator

Learning Report  providing Ecosystem Navigation services, rapidly connecting Rochester entrepreneurs to the right business resource at the right time to accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.

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January 06, 2022: Supporting Student Success Means Supporting Diversity Education

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support forRochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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January 03, 2022: 2021 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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December 17, 2021: Diversity Council Annual Campaign for Change

 "The importance of acknowledging inequities and advocating for change has never been more critical. And Diversity Council is a nonprofit leading this exact work in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota".

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December 14, 2021: Building Strong Communities

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is expanding Building Strong Communities to Southeast Minnesota.

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December 14, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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December 05, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 22, 2021: 2021 Mobility Update

November 2021 Rapid Transit Update and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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November 14, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC) 2H 2021 Meetings

November and September 20211 DMCC Board Meetings information.

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by allnode on 2015/10/28

 

 

 

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