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Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
08/11/20 01:09:33PM
6 posts

ABCD and Grandparents


ABCD and Aging

This week we began working with Crop Corps, a Florida organization, focused on creating intergenerational healthy eating opportunities using local agriculture focused on Southern food to bring together older adults and kids.  Has anyone out there done work with Southern agriculture?

Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
08/10/20 06:03:23PM
6 posts

Rural Indigenous Communities


ABCD and Rural Communities

Hi Allison, thanks for responding.  Well, the real work now begins.  The project I have been working to build for the past three months has just had its first-year pilot funded.  We are working with three tribes in the Reno area helping to build intergenerational indigenous food gardens. The pilot garden will be on land within Washoe County but north of the City.  A small hoop house will be adjacent to the garden where seeds and seedlings will be produced for planting, a larger hoop house will be built on tribal land East of the City we hope within a year.  The gardens will have raised beds so people using wheelchairs can work in them. The groups working on the gardens will be intergenerational, children and elders. We are very excited about the gardens, the opportunity to support tribal elders passing down cultural knowledge and wisdom, and supporting healthy diets among everyone.  

Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
08/10/20 05:50:28PM
6 posts

ABCD and Grandparents


ABCD and Aging

Consultants for Community Resources is working with the Center for Healthy Aging and Generations United on a project which seeks to help intergenerational groups of Native people develop indigenous food gardens in Reno Nevada.  Watch this spot for more information.  

Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
08/10/20 05:46:56PM
6 posts

ABCD and Grandparents


ABCD and Aging

[quote="Stan Rowland"]

I would like to learn more by working with grandparents as a great grandparent. 

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I am sorry to lose this thread, please forgive me. One of the best places to see, or find, information about grandparenting is at grandfamilies.org.  Or to go to Generations United, gu.org. Good luck!

Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
07/15/20 04:39:55PM
6 posts

Rural Indigenous Communities


ABCD and Rural Communities

I am wondering if people have had experience working with, or maybe a member of, a rural indigenous community and if you have used an ABCD approach.  Do you have some examples? Some stories? 

Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
01/16/20 03:46:43PM
6 posts

ABCD and Grandparents


ABCD and Aging

Thanks for asking Amber. I am not sure what you are asking about when you refer to whether anyone has used ABCD to work with grandparents.  My fellow Faculty member John Migliaccio and I have focused most of our ABCD work on older adults. So it is safe to assume that we have worked with a lot of grandparents. As it happens I am about to launch a national effort focused on food as a vehicle for building intergenerational communities, which, again, I assume means some of those we work with will be grandparents (see the attached file). Probably the best national organization working specifically with grandparents, within an intergenerational context, is Generations United, a DC-based organization which brings together both organizations focused on and advocating with and for children (Children's Defense Fund, Child Welfare League, among many others) and organizations focused on and advocating with and for older adults (National Council on Aging, American Society on Aging, among many others). Generations United just released their Annual Grandfamilies Report https://www.gu.org/explore-our-topics/grandfamilies/state-of-grandfamilies-in-america-annual-reports/. Let me know if this answers your questions, or you needed something more specific. 


GU Fellows Concept Paper Food Draft 6 NB MSM 011420 [1].pdf - 197KB