Food Council Presents Sandy Windelspecht With Healthy Food System Award

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The Watauga Food Council’s Healthy Food System Award is given to a person or organization who has shown a commitment to the work of the Food Council. The purpose of the Watauga Food Council is to serve as an umbrella organization to coordinate and strengthen our local food system. The 2020 recipient of the Healthy Food System Award is Sandy Windelspecht.

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Margie Mansure, Watauga Local Food Agent (left), presents Healthy Food System Award to Sandy Windelspecht at the Hunger and Health Coalition where Sandy volunteers.

Sandy has been a dedicated Master Gardener℠ volunteer since 2015, having logged over 200 hours of volunteer service. Her most recent project has been the development of Grow Watauga, a community garden and outreach program dedicated to supporting our local food banks with fresh, nutritious food.

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Sandy volunteering with Master Gardeners at the Hospitality House in Boone.

Grow Watauga has spearheaded many projects within our community that seek to address issues of poverty and food insecurity, including:

Additionally, Sandy serves on the board of the Health and Hunger Coalition and volunteers with the Western Youth Network to involve adolescents in gardening projects. Through her multi-media educational company, Ricochet Science, Sandy has produced high-quality videos for the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Watauga County and the Hospitality House.