Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Sunday, 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33142
Cost: no fee
Health in the Hood, a nonprofit that provides low-income neighborhoods with access to fresh produce and fitness programs, will expand its network of edible community gardens on Sunday by turning a desolate lot in Liberty City into an garden with fresh kale, tomatoes, pole beans, collard greens, okra, and callaloo.
A team of volunteers will create three 40-foot long vegetable beds at the corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street. Once in full bloom, the garden will give local residents access to free fresh produce steps from their homes.
â€œâ€œThe garden will also serve as the foundation for nutrition and health education programs in Liberty City,â€ says Asha Loring, executive director of Health in the Hood.
Health in the Hood is partnering with Neighborhood Housing Services and Miami Children’s Initiative to provide health education workshops including healthy eating and fitness classes for children and families in Overtown and Liberty City. The organization already supplies residents in some of Miamiâ€™s lowest income neighborhoods with fresh produce from its gardens and health education classes taught by local experts.
Event & Volunteer Details
Who: Health in the Hood
What: Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Where: Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street (Miami, 33142)
When: 10 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15.
Volunteer info: Email Abi920@gmail.com to volunteer.
Volunteer should bring sunscreen, water and gardening gloves. Wear clothes you donâ€™t mind getting dirty.
Health in the Hood is supported by the following organizations:
The Miami Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Existing Health in the Hood Gardens
â€¢ Main garden – Overtown
â€¢ Chicken Garden – Overtown
â€¢ Camillus House – Overtown
â€¢ Camillus House – Sommerville Property in Overtown
â€¢ Annie Coleman Homes (three gardens) – Liberty City
About Health in the Hood
Health in the Hood provides health and wellness opportunities in under-served communities. Through our work we increase access to fresh foods, health education and exercise by offering healthy lifestyle options to families who reside in disenfranchised, food desert neighborhoods. By offering no cost fresh fruits and vegetables in disconnected communities, Health in the Hood empowers people to be healthy, active, informed and dedicated to creating healthier lives. Using a multi-layered approach to address community health needs, in conjunction with public schools, local businesses, civic leaders and community experts, Health in the Hood provides healthy living opportunities in communities of need. Visit www.healthinthehood.org