Pathway to Healthier Living
Community Gardens In place at a number of NHPF community centers, gardening projects combine activity with instruction, producing organic, healthy fruits and vegetables. In some locations where a community garden is not in place, we partner with local organizations, which provide our residents with healthy snacks.
At Forest Park in New Orleans, LA, they designed and built a 1,000 square-foot community global garden, funded by the Whole Kid Foundation Grant and the Tulane University Center for Public Service Fellowship. The community garden has flourished into fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for residents to take home and cook with, and the garden has been used for culinary activities in afterschool programs, adult wellness socials, and “family fun” garden planting events. Each Wednesday
during the afterschool program, children are able to help in the garden. Three “garden captains” maintain the garden, and residents volunteer to assist daily.
18 THE NHP FOUNDAT I ON / OPERAT I ON PATHWAYS
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