Green is good!

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Community Gardens/Green Markets and local food source initiatives that Lauderdale Lakes CRA

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Green is good!

  1. 1. GREEN IS GOOD!Community Gardens/Green Markets and local foodsource initiatives that Lauderdale Lakes CRA might consider…
  2. 2. Green initiatives help us to teach our children aboutnutrition and can help to make them healthy for life!
  3. 3. We all understand where we are headed ifwe don’t begin to eat more healthy foods!
  4. 4. Simply stated-THIS
  5. 5. Will get you THIS!!! • Prevention is better that searching for a cure as they say!Prevention is better that searching for a cure as they say!
  6. 6. The prevention AND the cure for unhealthy diets is right in our own back yards!
  7. 7. With a little creativity and organization the cure for unhealthy diets can also be found on weekends in some parking lots!
  8. 8. Parking lots that are not used during the weekend make great sites for Green Markets (This parking lot becomes a Green Market on Saturdays in New Orleans)
  9. 9. COMMUNITY GARDENSIf you agree that people of all ages and types like to engaged in group actionswhere community members can meet and decide to improve the surroundings, then community gardening is for you. There are also huge nutritional and community engagement benefits this form of gardening…
  10. 10. Community Gardens can engage youth in positive activities and help them to learn lessons for life about: nutrition, healthy living, community and cooperation.
  11. 11. Community Gardens and Green Markets are “cropping-up” everywhere! In parks, in public spaces, on School yards and YES, even in parking lots!
  12. 12. The CRA can help the community to start developing healthy lifestyles by fostering Community Gardens and Greenmarkets
  13. 13. The message is simple: good, nutritious, locally available foods are essential! AND clearly, the alternatives to healthy diets are just not very attractive!!!

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