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San Diego, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project turned a patch of dirt in Linda Vista Community Park into a garden. Today, the site provided produce for a local environmental learning center. The garden also serves as an alternative food source in an area that's considered a food desert.

Shakopee, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: When a new development threatened to displace an active community garden, residents of Shakopee were disappointed. But the City of Shakopee saw an opportunity to move the garden in a more centrally accessible location near a popular bicycle and pedestrian route. This project added a concrete patio, new garden beds, seating, bike racks and trash and recycling bins to the new garden. With ADA-compliant features, including a concrete path and benches, the space is accessible to gardeners of all ages and abilities. Since the relocation, the garden provides fresh produce to families in need throughout Shakopee.

Union, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project provided stipends to residents over age 50 who work in a community garden and FoodShare boxes to residents in need of services.

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Montclair, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Housing Choice Design Competitions

Description: The grant will fund a design competition that will provide homeowners with plans for building accessory dwelling units and documentation for obtaining planning board approval.

Montclair, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will expand a pilot program that offers digital literacy training to older adults. Participants will learn to use assistive technology to help them age in place, as well as digital messaging tools to keep them informed during emergencies.

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