Planting Begins at Community Garden in Burris Children’s Memorial Park

Healthy Farms Community Garden

  On Saturday April 27th, Winchester Heights residents gathered at the Burris Children’s Memorial Park to plant agave, corn, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables. They planted seedlings in pots, beginning the community’s plans to start a community garden. The agave plants were donated by Jane Williamson-Davenport, FNP-C, who works in the Chiricahua Mobile Clinic, providing health care services to the community. The initiative to start a community garden in Winchester Heights is funded by a Community Food Bank Punch Woods Endowment Grant.       Chiricahua Mobile Clinic Extends Hours at the Winchester Community Center Saturday also marked the start of Chiricahua Mobile Clinic services on the fourth Saturday of each month in addition to their hours every Wednesday. They provided tacos, refreshments and desserts for the community. Refreshments were accompanied by music thanks to the local DJ, Efrain. Continue reading

SEAHEC Brings EPA Sponsored Environmental Health Education to Winchester Youth

Healthy Farms EPA Training

As Winchester Heights families, led by the Winchester Community Action Board, gathered to raise funds for more playground equipment, their children participated in Environmental Health education. While families lined up to buy duros, a puffed wheat snack, Linda Cifuentes, SEAHEC’s Capacity Building Coordinator for Winchester Heights, and Brenda Sanchez, SEAHEC intern, held two Environmental Health Workshops funded by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides. The workshop was geared towards children ages 5 to 10 though all youth were invited to participate. They taught 10 participants ages 5 to 18 on what pesticides are, how exposure occurs, symptoms of exposure and prevention. All the participants answered questions and shared their thoughts, passing the assessment given to them at the end. We look forward to the continued participation of the community in community events that will strengthen neighborhood ties and community capacity to advocate for resident’s needs. Continue reading

Willcox Rotary Club Donates Oak Trees and Irrigation System to Winchester Community Center

Winchester Heights Playground

On December 1st, 2018 the Winchester Heights community added oak trees to their new playground. Five oak trees and the irrigation system were donated by the Rotary Club. Community residents contributed the other three trees. Community members came together to plan where the trees would be planted and helped with the tree-planting. Continue reading