Goals 3B & C - Improve Health and Economic Stability and Self Sufficiency Through Housing
It is a fact that people living in poverty often suffer from poor nutrition. Community gardening is a good way to provide low/mod families with an extra source of food, increase their intake of healthy foods and teach children that food doesn't come from a bag or container. If we allowed communities to pay for community gardens with CDBG funds, or gave bonus points to Homeless projects which had a community gardening component, we could help to meet these two goals, as well as having an impact on the environment by locals not purchasing as much food that was trucked in from miles away. The impact on families would be large, with a comparitively small investment of funds. Additionally, many of the university agriculture extensions will work with people to help them get started with gardens and also show them how to can and preserve their food, so that they can enjoy nutritious foods during the winter months. Where necessary, programs could be tailored to include an educational piece about nutrition and cooking, for people who may not know how to cook some of the items grown in the community garden.
After I read everyones comments on this subject, what is stopping you guys from developing a web-site, with gardening information, and sending out free non-hybrid seeds..........OH my gosh its proberly all the restrictions...........GO FIGURE
Research is not tough to do if you take the blinders off, lots of people would love to have a garden, but also check out the restrictions, follow the law suits our farmers had to deal with, all because the big ELITE bankers want it all. Everyday people get harrased if they even try to grow a backyard garden, or install solar/wind generators......Its all in-line with the Elite wanting to implement THEIR carbon tax, and control GM crops......Carbon tax=More slave money in the Elite Bankers pockets. This is a fact, and is why the price of energy saving devices cost is out of reach of everyday folks.......Makes me sick, we have so many people claiming to be so smart, but cannot see past ther noses trying to keep up with the joneses, Baaaaa Baaaaaa being good sheeple...............here on talking about plans serving the elite, but only later to find out they are no better than the people in need, being tricked into thinking they are part of something better than the people that struggle on a daily basis..........Freedom is not free, and I did my part as with every man, and woman that served the United States Military.....Even at my age I should have a home, as with many I made many Sacrifices........I for one as with many stand up againt the elite wall street bankers, even though I swore an oath to protect, and serve for the freedoms of those that decived me, I have no regrets, but do stand proudly for my rights, and the rights of others.
Basically, do some real research.......when Americas own farmers, are forced to grow GM crops or get sued, and loose the farm. Many cases lead to our farmers loosing the farms over GM crops, and the elite bankers running the U.S.A...or they have no choice, and grow GM crops, and wonder why no one wakes up to help them.....Hey you can eat a GM crop sprayed with herbacide, or you can also grow a non-hybrid crop..oh if your willing to stand up against the elite!!!!
Do some more research, its descreat, but back yard gardeners also catch a lot of flack, and get run out.........basically the elite bankers want everyone to stick to the program/robots..........OH my gosh do not talk about putting up a solar panel, or wind generator............OH No The elite bankers want to kick you down the gutter for that............Sheeple wake up.
gardening is an all around way of life, from basic needs to learning how life grows. I had at one time thought of starting a website offering free non-hybrid seeds, but the big elite bankers are totally against this, and there is even talk of their hybrid seeds being genitically engineered not to grow/germinate, thus forcing people to buy their high priced seeds, and if one of their seeds, and or, if one of their plants, seeds gets mixed up with a non-hybrid back yard gardeners seed/plants the elite have, and will go to great measures to file a law suit with a large swath of lawyers to sue until a person no longer has the money to stand in a soup line.....Do some research, there are a lot of people willing to share knowledge, seeds, but then they would face the wrath of the elite bankers, that want to promote/force their GM seeds, or face the wrathing swathing brigade of laiwriwyers
Sherry Campbell commented
Some housing authorities are already picking up on this idea....the more we endorse it (find ways to pay for it) across all program areas, the more likely positive outcomes will occur.
sara obringer commented
A great idea. This could be included in MF Section 202 housing as well for our Seniors, many of whom have downsized from their homes with yards/gardens into apartments. In addition to the benefits listed above, this gives them the opportunity to continue gardening and to share their wealth of knowledge in gardening, canning, and preserving. SJO
Rebecca Maclean commented
This could also tie into schools that have an "edible classroom" component so that the children in such neighborhoods could see/help with gardening both at home and at school. Outreach from existing gardening non-profits or interested area farmers might help to fill in gaps where extension services are not available.