Food and Health
People Served

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 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, more