Fresh produce efforts in Big Horn County prompt UW Extension recognition

Kristy Michaels portrait
Kristy Michaels

A nutrition educator who helped establish a community garden in Greybull to donate fresh produce in Big Horn County received the Cent$ible Nutrition Program’s (CNP) Linda Melcher Award.

Kristy Michaels received the honor during the University of Wyoming Extension’s training conference in December on the Laramie campus. Melcher, a past CNP director, developed the program in Wyoming. The award goes to an educator who embodies the spirit and essence of CNP, notes Mindy Meuli, CNP director.

“With little direction and a lot of motivation and a vision, Kristy played a key role in developing a community garden that donated more than 310 pounds of fresh produce to organizations serving low-income people in Big Horn County,” says Meuli.