“Soil” is the source of our physical being. Without its nutrients we cannot gain and maintain our health. Food deserts and lack of access to affordable healthy foods in many communities rob its members of the very essential building blocks for health.
Our nutrition program will incorporate and integrate nutrition counseling and a community garden. We have adopted the “Food as Medicine” concept which will educate individuals on how to use food as a way of preventing and managing chronic illnesses and diseases. The garden will provide healthy produce, herbs and flowers for both medicinal and nutritional use.
The “therapeutic garden” will be “a holistic healing space” where individuals and groups can garden, conduct or participate in mindfulness activities such as deep breathing and meditation, yoga, tai chi, and chi gong.