Mini Grant Overview
In 2017, mini grants were available to University of Wisconsin-Extension FoodWIse projects in partnership with active Master Gardeners for the first time under the program name of GardenWIse. The mini grants provided nine Master Gardener Volunteer projects aimed at increasing access and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals with limited incomes in Wisconsin.
The purpose of the funding was to support collaborative projects between FoodWIse and Master Gardeners in Wisconsin towards the goal of improved food safety, security and health for families with limited incomes by increasing access and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals with limited incomes in Wisconsin.
2017 GardenWIse Mini Grant Awardees
- Adams County
- Barron County
- Dane County
- Forest County
- Marathon County
- Portage County
- Vilas County
- Walworth County
- Winnebago County
2017 Garden Projects
2017 GardenWIse Mini Grant Awardees implemented diverse projects to serve the needs of local communities.
Read more about these projects here
Project Reporting & Evaluation
2017 GardenWIse projects used mixed methods approaches to program evaluation and demonstrated impact of the projects to increase availability of fresh produce to SNAP eligible community members and provide education about nutrition and fruit and vegetable gardening practices. Efforts in Wisconsin are part of a multi-state Growing Together program. View outcomes of 2017 projects in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan here: Growing Together Multi-State Flyer