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So What About All These Community Gardens? C.J. Eisenbarth Hager Associate Director, Community Health Policy.

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1 So What About All These Community Gardens? C.J. Eisenbarth Hager Associate Director, Community Health Policy

2 So What About All These Community Gardens? What is a community garden? Individual plots Organizing or management structure

3 So What About All These Community Gardens? Healthier Residents Promotes physical activity Lowers BMI (Body Mass Index) Increases consumption of fruits and vegetables

4 So What About All These Community Gardens? Community Building Increases social cohesion Use of vacant or under- utilized properties Crime prevention

5 So What About All These Community Gardens? Sustainability Shortens commodity chain Increases air quality Improves economic security

6 So What About All These Community Gardens? Ron Finley, Guerilla Gardener


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