Watch how in Fargo – Gardens are growing community

Thanks to all the wonderful people that presented and attended Monday’s program about community gardens in Fargo. We learned about a grass roots group led by Jack Wood, Nola Storm and more recently Jamie Holding Eagle. They formed “Growing Together” with over 100 families of mostly new Americans to grow tons and tons of produce working the gardens only 3 hours a week together.

 

Here’s the link to the entire program that was broadcast live on Fargo Cable Access 12 that is now available for video on demand thanks to Cable Access director Karena Carlson and producer Brian Sellins good work.

Here’s a synopsis of the program:

FARGO, N.D. (Oct. 14, 2013) – The City of Fargo hosted a presentation about community gardens on Monday, Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. in the Commission Room at Fargo City Hall, 200 3rd St. N. The program includes three 20 minute presentations followed by 20 minutes for questions. The presentations are as follows:

  • “Growing Together”: Group leaders Jack Wood, Nola Storm, and Jamie Holding Eagle will share how their community gardening group, comprised primarily of New Americans, has grown to over 100 families sharing thousands of pounds of produce from three gardens over the past eight years with a unique model that works.

  •  ”Solar heated greenhouse”: Dallas Flynn, a sustainable organic farmer from Frazee, MN will share how he’s expanded his growing season to over 300 days a year by designing and building an innovative solar heated greenhouse.
    • “Community garden challenge”: Rory Beil of Cass Clay Healthy People initiative will talk about their challenge to increase community gardening and healthy local foods in our metro.

Again thanks to all who presented and attended and “Growing Together” the best is yet to come!

The event will be broadcast live on cable access channel TV Fargo 12 and online

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Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life
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