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Harvest for Health

NCI FundedResearchStudyFunded by the National Cancer Institute (CA201362, CA13148, and CA047888), Auburn University/Alabama Cooperative Extension, and the Webb Family of Birmingham, Harvest for Health is an at-home gardening intervention for cancer survivors who have completed their primary cancer treatment.

We want to learn how cancer survivors respond to gardening. The effects we will measure are diet quality, physical activity, physical function (grip strength, walking speed, balance test), quality of life, and markers of inflammation and healthy aging in blood and nails. Reserve your spot in being one of the 426 cancer survivors within the state to participate in this trial! Please visit our Participate page for all the details.

All participants will receive gardening supplies, plants, and seeds. Yard space is not necessary as participants can choose either a 4' x 8’ raised bed or four smaller container gardens (29” x 14”). Master Gardeners from the Cooperative Extension and have completed more than 100 hours of training and community service. They will provide monthly mentoring to help plan and establish a garden.

Everything is free of charge and home-based, involving no need to travel.

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