Quoted: Spark: Growing New Roots

“We have seen that immigrant and refugee families are really excited by the idea of gardening,” says Denver Urban Gardens Director of Development & Communications Rebecca Andruszka. “For some, it is certainly to help supplement their food budgets as they establish employment, but others are just used to gardening and farming – they enjoy it, […]

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Quoted: The Denver Post: City of Denver cuts funding for Denver-area free seeds program

Rebecca Andruszka, DUG’s development and communications director, said the organization had already announced the 2016 Free Seeds and Transplants program when it received the news about the funding cut. “There wasn’t a whole lot of backpedaling we could do at that point. Internally, we took a hard look at some areas where we could make […]

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Quoted: NPR: Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids

  Rebecca Andruszka, who works with DUG, says her friend’s children will only eat vegetables from the garden at school — not from the grocery store. “I think it’s just that it seems less foreign when you’re a part of the growing process,” Andruska says. Full Text: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/10/426741473/healthy-eaters-strong-minds-what-school-gardens-teach-kids

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