Co-op supports community gardening
Quincy Natural Foods Co-op presented Lassen-Plumas-Sierra Community Action Agency, a program of Plumas County Community Development Commission, a check for $1,147.85. The money is raised in the co-ops for just such a community program.
This contribution helps the Community Action Lost Sierra Food Program developed by Lassen-Plumas-Sierra Community Action Agency in collaboration with Feather River College, Plumas County Department of Public Health, Plumas County Behavioral Health and other people and organizations.
In its first season of operation, the food project has been able to provide a learning and training opportunity to transitional age youth in collaboration with Plumas County Behavioral Health. The project has collaborated with Public Health to create a farm share program whereby eligible people have an opportunity to have an educational opportunity on the farm while contributing their time working on the farm.
In addition to receiving nutritious fresh produce from the farm, Megan Mansfield from Public Health has taught classes on food preparation from the produce grown on the farm and has also arranged for local chefs to conduct cooking classes showing participants how to prepare tasty dishes from the produce the participants have helped to grow.