Fruit and vegetable prescription, or FVRx, programs present an opportunity for expanding and promoting gardening projects, which are a mainstay of Extension programming. The Farmacy Garden, a collaboration of multiple local partners, provides a point of access for learning about and obtaining fresh fruits and vegetables and represents an integrated programming approach for increasing food security for low-income families. The garden serves as a living laboratory—a community venue for agricultural workshops and nutrition education and a space to pilot test additional programming. The Farmacy Garden is a replicable model for Extension professionals interested in leveraging local resources to expand programming and services.
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Misyak, S., Scott, K., Johnson, M. L., Helm, A., & McGonagle, M. (2018). The Farmacy Garden: A Model Program for Expanding Services to Low-Income Families. The Journal of Extension, 56(3), Article 15. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.03.15