Online Program

Pacific Unitarian Church Outreach Food Gardening

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:35 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Constance L. Jackson, MPH, Permanent Productions, Inc., Rolling Hills Estates, CA
There has been a growing interest in developing urban and suburban-based food gardens that provide vegetables and fruits to mitigate food insecurities among under-served populations. Local governments and community groups throughout the U.S. are providing assistance in creating gardens, but determining how to maintain interest in working the gardens by community partners presents a problem for many community-based food gardening projects. Pacific Unitarian Church of Rancho Palos Verdes is in its second year in providing a robust organic crop to deliver to local shelters. The documentary demonstrates the effort and commitment it would take for faith-based organizations to lead in creating sustainable food gardens and delivering healthy foods to local community-based organizations that serve low-income families.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate creating a faith-based permaculture food garden that is harvested to provide vegetables to underserved families in local communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the writer, director and co-producer.
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.