Many parts of our city have been identified as food deserts. SUGA believes that community gardens can be instrumental in addressing issues of food accessibility, nutrition, obesity, and other diet related illnesses through active recruitment of garden membership in targeted low income neighborhoods.
Gardening, nutrition and cooking workshops; afterschool programs that will provide exercise, hands on growing experiences and simple cooking demonstrations and tastings. Partnerships with elderly services, master gardeners, churches and schools will ensure diversity and community bonding.
OUR GOALS ARE TO…
- increase local food access
- allow citizens the security of growing their own food
- to address the problem of inner city food deserts in a sustainable way
- to create educational programming that promotes sustainable, affordable gardening practices.
- to create demonstration areas for workshops such as composting, cover-cropping, seed-starting, bee-keeping, chicken, rabbit & goat husbandry, aquaponics, water catchment, rain gardens, medicinal gardens and others.
-promote the idea of local food supply resilience. Meaning independence from fossil fuel inputs of fertilizers and transportation.