The 4-H organization that serves Madison, St. Clair and Monroe counties is seeing promising results from a youth gardening initiative.  As part of the Invest and Acre Grant program, the 4-H staff is overseeing projects in which kids from more urban areas are utilizing tiny plots of land to learn about agriculture and make a dent in local hunger issues, according to 4-H Program Coordinator Frank Dorris.

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Invest and Acre is a program offered through the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation was awarded a grant, leading to the initiative to develop youth gardeners.  Established in 1999, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation?s primary mission is to combat hunger and improve the standard of living for vulnerable populations throughout the world.

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