community gardens

Northwestern University
As the COVID-19 pandemic increased the nationwide prevalence of common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and Chicagoans turned to community gardening to counteract the symptoms last summer.
A green sign reads "Ruelle verte" or green alley over a wooden pagado.

The sign on the wooden arch reads "Ruelle verte" or "green alley." (Clarice Knelly/SUNY-Plattsburgh).

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-Plattsburgh
William Borque said the alleyways that surrounded Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie's community garden in Montreal used to be a “wasteland.” Now, they’re brimming with fruit trees, mushroom gardens and local art.
Planet Forward
In late summer 2018, 11 students from 11 different universities traveled with Planet Forward to Woodland, California, for a storytelling expedition about food waste reduction.
Warren Wilson College
Created in the wake of a murder that shook the rural farming community, Anathoth Community Garden & Farm seeks to heal the strained relationships between neighbors and provide good food to low-income residents.

Stan Johnson leads a workshop at Knoxville's Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development program. (SEEED Knoxville)

The George Washington University
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” is the last thing you might expect the director of a sustainability program to preach, but Stan Johnson, executive director of Knoxville’s Socially Equal Energy Efficiency Development program, believes that... Read More
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SUNY ESF
My personal story of how gardening shaped and inspired me as a person, and why I believe it is a fundamental human right to have access to a garden.
The George Washington University
My submission focuses on the GroW Garden, a community composting and gardening center run by GW students in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability.    
The George Washington University
The subject of my piece on urban sustainability is City Blossoms, a DC-based non-profit that works to create kid-friendly green spaces around the District. I specifically recorded at Girard Community Garden, located in Columbia Heights, during a... Read More
The George Washington University
The urban sustainability project focused on in this video is the GroW Community Garden at The George Washington University. It highlights what happens in the garden, where the produce goes, how to get involved, as well as specifically introducing... Read More
The George Washington University
In the very same neighborhood in Northeast D.C. where social workers hand out sterile needles to drug users once a week, RonDell Pooler is growing, producing and selling fresh produce to battle food access problems.

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