Beautification
Food and Health
Participants
25
Hours
40
People Served
500

What is your wish for this project?

Our wish for the project is to promote healthy eating and gardening as a physical activity (Let’s Move Initiative) in low-income neighborhoods in Manhattan and the Bronx, NY. We strive to provide a social vehicle that offers younger and older generations the opportunity to interact and engage in issues concerning their overall health and wellness, such as the importance of incorporating fresh fruits/vegetables/herbs into daily diets and we promote gardening, as a physical activity....read more

How did it go?

The project was a great success. It will give seniors and youth the opportunity to work together to plant flowers and harvest fruits/vegetables/herbs in their communities. We will partner with an existing community garden that will donate raised beds for us to garden during the Spring and Summer. We have Girl Scouts ( ages 4 - 14) and seniors (ages 65 & up) from the community-at-large that will work together to tend the garden (physical activity) and once crops are ready to harvest, t...read more