ACCESS TO NUTRITION

Poor nutrition and obesity are both challenges to low-income neighborhoods. We believe that urban agriculture can be beneficial to the environment, and to the health and wellbeing of community members. The introduction of community gardens may be able to reduce the impact of food deserts in low-income areas and allow residents greater access to nutritious food that is necessary to live a healthy life.

 
 

Community gardens can mitigate some of the problems that plague urban areas. They can be a beneficial addition to many communities by increasing the availability of nutritious foods, strengthening community ties, reducing environmental hazards, reducing food miles and creating a more sustainable system. 

Since 2016, the Foundation has installed gardens at:

  • Rock Lake Community Center near Camping World Stadium - 20 raised beds next to the mini-pitch

  • Boys & Girls Club, Pine Hills in 2017

  • JB Callahan Neighborhood Center in 2017

  • 16 beds in the new ACE school in Parramore 2018

  • Part-funded the biggest community garden in Orlando at Lake Druid Park in April, 2017, 50 beds

  • Quarter Acre Farm in Parramore 2018

  • Winter Park Day Nursery 2018

  • Orlando Day Nursery

  • Rock Lake Middle School (Special Education program)

  • Coalition for the Homeless

  • Quest Inc.

  • Neptune Middle School

 

Help Us Out!

Give to the Orlando City Foundation and help us build more community gardens in the Central Florida Community