231139 Cultivating Health through Community Gardens

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Michael Buchenau, MLA , Executive Director, Denver Urban Gardens, Denver, CO
Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) envisions a thriving and connected network of deeply-rooted community gardens. From seedlings to harvest celebrations, participants will take a virtual tour of community gardens as an important micro-food system in Metro Denver. Moreover, as a broad network, community gardens reach out to local communities to improve food access to others via youth farmers' markets, centralized cold storage, produce donations, and other strategies. The presentation will conclude with clips from a new documentary about the meaning of this work through the voices of youth, teachers, administrators, senior volunteers, and local policy makers.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
1. To identify three key evidence-based strategies that facilitates access and availability of fresh food at the community level.

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Environment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee community gardening operations in Denver and serve as the primary representative of the community gardening partner in this research.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.