Ingham County (Pilot Site)
Ingham County Health Department is new to the WISEWOMAN program. They began providing WISEWOMAN services in 2016 and were not able to recruit gardeners in time for the 2017 season. Even though the women could not be in the Entrepreneurial Gardening program this year, two of the Health Coaches, Jennifer and Anna took the initiative to get interested women involved in gardening. They connected with the community and looked for donations to set up a teaching garden using space from the Lansing Food Bank at a local church. You can see from the photos below, they had a very successful first year! The future WISEWOMAN gardeners had the chance to work in the garden, learn some valuable skills, and take home some wonderful fresh produce. The church has asked them to move their garden out front and offered more space next year, because they like the beauty of the garden and they know it will be well tended!