Health in the Hood
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Health in the Hood is creating healthy communities by building vegetable gardens and teaching wellness in under-served neighborhoods. We are a 501c3 organization that converts vacant land in food deserts, into vibrant vegetable gardens. Health in the Hood provides free, fresh foods for children and families in communities that lack healthy options. The neighborhoods we serve have extremely limited access to fresh foods and health education resources. All of the produce grown in Health in the Hood gardens is distributed for free to children and families, food pantries, churches and community centers in food desert neighborhoods. Our gardens produce different vegetables and fruits including collard greens, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, herbs, green beans, radishes, carrots, arugula, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, watermelon, kale, onions, okra, eggplant, potatoes and more! Local residents are hired to maintain the gardens, providing needed jobs. Colorful murals are painted on the vegetable beds to enhance community beautification. The gardens not only provide fresh foods, they are also tangible teaching tools that provide simple yet powerful educational opportunities. Our health education curriculum consists of high energy, incentive-based nutrition and fitness programs. Our workshops include interactive nutrition games, healthy eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, ingredient label training, food journaling, exercise obstacles courses, yoga and aerobics classes and more!
2020 N Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33137
These kids are enjoying freshly picked cucumbers from the Health in the Hood Liberty City garden.