Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition

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Do you manage a community garden or are you trying to start one in Delaware? Then the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) wants to hear from you. The DEUFFC, a network of more than 40 organizations working to support urban agriculture in Delaware, would like to know how it can best support efforts to grow and sustain successful community gardens. To aid in these efforts, the group has developed an online survey. The survey primarily targets community garden managers and members. If you manage a community garden or know someone who does, please take a moment to take or share the survey below or post it on your website or social media. www.surveymonkey.com/r/UFFC

The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) expands the growing of fruits and vegetables in and near urban areas of northern Delaware, improves access to healthy foods for those who currently don’t have wide access, and provides 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 and the potential for expansion of this system; reaching out to minority neighborhoods and stakeholders to increase the demand for healthy food; supporting the Healthy Corner Store initiative in partnership with the Food Trust; addressing the need for equitable water access for urban growing efforts; and, forming a growing network.  We’re a committed partnership of farmers and gardeners, citizen advocates, state, county, and local agencies, nonprofits, health care organizations, and business and industry.  Read more about the DEUFFC and Urban Agriculture…

To learn more and/or to become a member of the DEUFFC contact Ann Mattingly, Director of Programs, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, amattingly@thedch.org, (302) 658-6262 or Carrie Murphy, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Educator, cjmurphy@udel.edu, (302) 831-COOP .  DEUFFC membership form

ADDITIONAL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND DEUFFC URBAN AGRICULTURE RESOURCES

Upcoming Events; DEUFFC Sharing Site

Map of community and school gardens, and urban farms in New Castle County

Suggested Vegetables for the Home Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening

Community and School Garden Checklist

Start Composting Today

Humus Fact Sheet

Beginning Farmer Training Program

USDA’s Urban Agriculture Toolkit is finally here! USDA has a new urban agriculture webpage hosted on the recently updated Know Your Farmer Know Your Food website. To access the Toolkit as well as additional information from USDA on urban agriculture and local and regional food systems click on the above link.

More:  USDA People’s Garden  ; Farm to School  ; Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids  ; Food Bank of Delaware ; DDA Farmer’s Markets