Healthy Communities

Thu, Sep 6th, 2012

Our Healthy Communities Initiative engages community members in improving access to healthy, affordable food in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill; supporting residents as they grow their own food; increasing community nutrition education & physical fitness opportunities; cultivating leaders of all ages;  and documenting the food & health needs and desires of our community, especially for those with low incomes and seniors.

 

Current Projects

Age Friendly Myrtle AvenueAge Friendly Myrtle Avenue

Through the Age Friendly Myrtle Avenue initiative, we aim to foster a safe, inviting, engaging place for our older adult neighbors…

 

2009-09-01 11.58.52Community Gardens

Residents of public housing along Myrtle Avenue are growing their own food and flowers in two locations: Ingersoll Garden of Eden & Whitman Victory Garden…

 

Farm2nabe1-620x350Farm to Neighborhood

The Farm to Neighborhood program connects regional farmers with neighborhood retail outfits and restaurants…

 

Community Chef ThumbnailMyrtle Eats Fresh Community Chefs

Through a series of training workshops, Community Chefs solidify basic culinary skills and nutrition knowledge, and develop an ability to share these skills…

 

Past Projects

Picture1Community Food Assessment

This report was researched and created in collaboration with local residents and food advocates with the goal to obtain a `snapshot’ of the local food system…

 

Myrtle-Eats-Fresh-Page1-620x350Community Food Council

The mission of the Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Community Food Council is to link and strengthen community efforts to support healthy eating…

 

Farm-Stand-620x350Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand

The Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand, established in summer 2010, has provided fresh, local, affordable produce to community residents from 6 regional producers…

 

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