In the spring of 2014, USU Extension partnered with Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services to create the Meals Plus program in Salt Lake County. Our goal is to deliver fresh produce weekly to homebound Meals on Wheels clients. The program was created to help homebound seniors access fresh produce of which they may not be able to afford on their own. This program is a collaborative effort between USU Extension, Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services, Green Urban Lunchbox, Salt Lake County Jail Horticulture Program, Genesis Youth, and Bell Organic.
In the spirit of gardening and contributing, USU Extension Master Gardener volunteers prepare, maintain, and harvest the Meals Plus Harvest Garden at Wheeler Farm. The Organic Forecast will often highlight this garden and use volunteer experiences for inspiration for blog posts. We plan to share not only successes but failures and challenges too. Gardening in a public park isn’t always easy! Check back often for updates on activities taking place at the garden and what we are growing for the 2015 season.
Come visit the garden and if you want to volunteer, stop by Monday mornings from 9 am to noon or Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm to join us in the garden. Thank you for your support!