ELEVATING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH

GARDENS

 

Elevate has a community garden with 5 different purposes

 

Statistics show that a community garden can have many positive effects on a community. This is why Elevate took on the task of building a community garden. Not only were we able to take a dilapidated area of land and make it beautiful, but we made it a place where members of the community can safely gather.

 

The purpose of Elevate's Community Garden is five-fold;

 

Community

  • Increase sense of community ownership and stewardship
  • Build community leaders
  • Provide a community hub, welcoming and serving all individuals

Health

  • Exposure to green space reduces stress
  • Studies show eating locally produced food reduces asthma rates
  • Studies show eating produce decreases the risk of many chronic diseases

Nutrition

  • Provide access to healthy eating options
  • Bring awareness to the nutritional benefits of whole, locally-sourced food

Education

  • Teach gardening techniques
  • Teach nutrition lessons
  • Teach cooking classes
  • Provides experiential learning opportunities

Employment

  • Provide youth with employment opportunities, teaching business principles, job and life skills
  • Create unique employment opportunities

 

Soon: click here to find out more about the Garden program from Elevate.

 

ELEVATING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH

GARDENS

 

Elevate has a community garden with 5 different purposes

 

Statistics show that a community garden can have many positive effects on a community. This is why Elevate took on the task of building a community garden. Not only were we able to take a dilapidated area of land and make it beautiful, but we made it a place where members of the community can safely gather.

 

The purpose of Elevate's Community Garden is five-fold;

 

Community

  • Increase sense of community ownership and stewardship
  • Build community leaders
  • Provide a community hub, welcoming and serving all individuals

Health

  • Exposure to green space reduces stress
  • Studies show eating locally produced food reduces asthma rates
  • Studies show eating produce decreases the risk of many chronic diseases

Nutrition

  • Provide access to healthy eating options
  • Bring awareness to the nutritional benefits of whole, locally-sourced food

Education

  • Teach gardening techniques
  • Teach nutrition lessons
  • Teach cooking classes
  • Provides experiential learning opportunities

Employment

  • Provide youth with employment opportunities, teaching business principles, job and life skills
  • Create unique employment opportunities

 

Soon: click here to find out more about the Garden program from Elevate.