We: expand the growing of fruits and vegetables in and near urban areas of northern Delaware.
We: improve access to healthy foods for those who currently don’t have wide access.
We: provide information regarding healthy eating.
All to meet our goal: healthy, sustainable, vibrant communities.
Throughout northern New Castle County, we are:
Assessing how fresh fruits and vegetables are currently grown and distributed, including the potential for expansion of this system.
Reaching out to minority neighborhoods and stakeholders to increase healthy food demand.
Supporting the Healthy Corner Store initiative in partnership with the Food Trust.
Addressing the need for equitable water access for urban farms and community gardens.
And, forming an urban growing network. DEUFFC members including Delaware Cooperative Extension, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Department of Agriculture, Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids, Nemours, the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), and Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a database and accompanying maps of community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms in New Castle County.
Many DEUFFC members’ great work helps us to meet our goals. Learn more here and consider supporting these and other members’ terrific efforts!
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Interested in learning more about the DEUFFC? Contact Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator with the University of Delaware, firstname.lastname@example.org 302-831-2506 or Tara Tracy, Urban Agriculture Manager, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, email@example.com 302-658-6262 ext. 109.