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
Neptune Middle School
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