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Naknek, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will convert an unused lot, situated in a central location next to a lake, into a community garden with raised beds and accessible benches to accommodate older residents.

Cabot, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will create a Crops and Canines program, enabling older adults to grow their own food while enjoying the company of supervised dogs to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

Tacoma, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Many families in Tacoma struggle to access fresh, nutritious food. To allow residents to harvest vegetables in their own neighborhoods, Food is Free planted garden plots throughout the city. Organizers installed raised garden beds in residents' front yards, in tree boxes and in the public right-of-way along the city's sidewalks. Food is Free ensured the gardens met the City's code requirements. Each garden produces about 100 pounds of produce annually. Gardeners get to keep a fifth of their harvest, with the rest offered to residents during food share events held in a local park. In addition to increasing food access, project organizers say the effort helped participants -- including older adults -- become more engaged with one another.

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Pine Bluff, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: The city will conduct three bike audits to determine where to add bike lanes, as the current absence of such lanes puts cyclists at risk. The project will specifically invite older adult volunteers to weigh in.

Pine Bluff, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This grant will support a new community garden program that provides raised beds and ergonomic benches to accommodate older gardeners, while also offering summer Yoga in the Garden sessions.

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