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Gardeners encouraged to grow extra to fight hunger in Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo — First Lady Jennie Gordon and the University of Wyoming Extension are encouraging gardeners to “grow a little extra” this year to provide produce for their neighbors in need. 

UW announced the partnership with Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative this week to launch the “Grow a Little Extra” program under the “Food from the Farm + Ranch” banner.

The first lady’s office says campaign also targets existing community gardens that can dedicate extra space to growing food specifically for local food distribution agencies and churches or community organizations that want to start new gardens.

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Infrastructure grants are available for organizations that wish to expand an existing community garden or start a new one to grow produce specifically for sharing with families and organizations in need, UW added.

“Anyone in Wyoming who enjoys gardening is encouraged to grow an extra row or two and donate the produce to the local Cent$ible Nutrition Program, where it will be weighed and distributed to local anti-hunger organizations,” UW said.

More information about contributing is available at local UW Extension offices, and at www.nohungerwyo.org/grow.  

“For more information, call or email Trista Ostrom, chief of staff to the first lady,” UW said.