Matching articles for Park Sites & Trails - Community Gardens: 2
Feature Article - March 2012
With the increasing focus on obesity and other health issues, a community garden offers a perfect way to teach about healthy nutrition and activity. It also provides an outlet for other community events.
Before You Go - February 2010
After the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, food security has been in the news as agencies try to get help where it is needed. But it doesn't take a catastrophe to leave plates and bellies empty. Food insecurity is not limited to Third World countries and disaster-stricken nations. It visits our own communities daily, where, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an estimated 49.1 million people, including 16.7 million children, lived in households that experienced hunger multiple times in 2008. At the same time, an Institute of Medicine report from 2009 shows school-age children are not eating the recommended fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy products needed to build strong bodies.