In one month this past summer, I saved $180 by doing one single thing. Gardening. From July 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016, my family and I harvested cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, tomatoes, green beans, sugar snap peas, onions and potatoes from our family garden. After weighing and measuring everything we harvested, and then quantifying those measurements into prices, I was surprised to see how much we saved - nearly $200.
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) of Mower County is delighted to once again partner with Mower Refreshed to bring you County Connections.
The goal of SHIP is to help Minnesotans live healthier lives by preventing risk factors that lead to chronic disease. Program funding is through the Minnesota Department of Health and works to prevent chronic disease by using strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness based on research and proven best practices. As the new Community Health Specialist and SHIP Coordinator for Mower County, my role is to partner with organizations to increase access to healthy foods, promote active living and reduce tobacco exposure.
Collaboration is a term tossed around community tables and within organizations with ease, because at the root, we know it’s the right thing to do…and if we are dealing with limited resources it may desperation to survive that forces you to the table initially, but it’s the collective impact that keeps you there. Could we impact with greater strength if we explore what collaboration in the form of collective impact looks like, feels like, and offers communities who dare to go beyond collaboration?
As a community member, you will always have that opportunity to influence someone else’s life. How will you face that challenge? For the past several months I have had the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people that truly want to create a safe and welcoming community.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn