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Laramie, WY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Food insecurity is high in Laramie, with many residents lacking access to healthy, fresh produce. To increase food access, Action Resources International created a community garden. They considered the needs of older adults and people with mobility challenges when designing the space, adding accessible, raised garden beds onsite. The beds allow people in wheelchairs -- as well as those who find kneeling uncomfortable -- to tend to the plots. Project organizers hope the new garden provides learning opportunities for West Laramie residents and helps ease reliance on processed food.

Trinidad, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project restored the museum garden and divided it into seven specialty gardens (dye, herb, heritage, high altitude/low water, medicinal and vegetable), which now feature raised planting beds and ADA-compliant seating.

Aztec, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will create a flower and vegetable garden with raised planting beds. Located at a restored historic building, the space will also include seating for community events.

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Wheeling, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will create a pocket park in downtown Wheeling that will feature outdoor art, chess tables and chairs in an ADA-compliant public space.

Wellsburg, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To support community health and wellness, this project resurfaced two new pickleball courts and enhanced the area with new fencing, paddle racks and a bulletin board to post tournament results.

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