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Let's Move Faith & Communities Community Garden Resource Guide


As part of Let’s Move Faith and Communities, First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged congregations and neighborhood organizations to plant gardens in their communities. There are many positive benefits to starting a community garden: increasing access to healthy, fresh food; improving soil and water quality; providing exercise for people within a wide range of physical ability; and creating the opportunity to teach about nutrition, agriculture, and ecology. In short, starting a garden can help make real and lasting change in communities.

Whether you are new to gardening or have had many seasons in the soil, there are a wide variety of resources available to help you start a community garden at your organization or congregation.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Community Gardens, Healthy Food Access


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Let's Move Faith and Communities




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