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MEET FALLON HEALTH!

As we enter the best season for community gardening, we would love to introduce you to Fallon Health, one of our biggest UGROW (Urban Garden Resources of Worcester) supporters! What is Fallon Health? "Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently rated among the nation’s top health plans by the National Commi

WELCOME OUR NEW MOBILE FARMERS MARKET LEAD MANAGER!

We are so excited to have McKenzie Gratton as our Mobile Farmers Market Lead Manager this season! McKenzie started her journey with the REC in 2009 as a YouthGROW participant. Within YouthGROW, she moved up to hold the positions of Youth Leader, Assistant Youth Coordinator, and eventually Youth Mentor after graduating the program. McKenzie stepped away with the program and into the cosmetology field. Feeling out of touch with community, she reconnected with the REC. First holding the position of Earth Day Coordinator, she then waited for a Mobile Farmers Market position to open up. "The Mobile Farmers Market offered a perfect outlet of work to serve different communities within Worcester, in

SENDING THREE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS OFF ON NEW ADVENTURES!

Three of our beloved team members, Chris Humphrey and Rita Mary Hennigan, and Morgan Kolinski are heading out on new adventures this June! We are so grateful to them for the hard work they put into our programs, and wish them the best on their next adventures! CHRIS HUMPHREY: REC UGROW Coordinator → Philadelphia, PA WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST UGROW PROJECT THAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED DURING YOUR 2 YEARS WITH THE REC? This year I worked closely with the South East Asian Coalition to establish two large garden spaces with two of our awesome community partners the Worcester Public Library and the YWCA. Along with establishing those two spaces with them I also built two large indoor growing units so that t

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