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Eat Smart, Move More: Growing Communities through Gardens

Eat Smart, Move More: Growing Communities through Gardens

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EatSmart,movE morENorth CaroliNa:
Growing Communitiesthrough Gardens
 
Wht Is  Commuity Grde?
A coity gae is ay piece o a gaee by a gop o peope. Coity gaes ae as aie as the eighbohoos iwhich they ae ocate. Coity gaes ae ocate at schoos,pas, hosig pojects, paces o woship, acat ots, piatepopeties o aywhee thee is ope a a ots o sight. Eachis eeope to eet the ees o the peope who coe togethe togow its, egetabes, owes, hebs a othe pats o coogo. A coity gae ca be ay size o shape, o agegaes o two o thee aces, to jst a ew aise bes i a bapaig ot.Coity gaes big peope togethe. They see a aietyo pposes. Gaes poie esh its a egetabes to those oa iite bget a those withot gaeig space. Soe gaesocs o gowig oo o the gaees thesees. Othe gaesoate thei poce to the hgy. Soe ocs o ecatio, oo titio a eecise, whie othes ay se what they gow oicoe. Soe sipy poie a pace to shae the oe o beig ot-o-oos a gaeig.
E S, me me N Cn:
Growing Communities
Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets, they also allow us to be active outdoors and build astrong community.
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Types o Commuity Grdes
The coities that stat gaes ae as ie asthe types o gaes iste beow.
Commuities o Fith Grdes:
Coitygaes ae ote associate with seice o aithogaizatios o chches. Poce o the gaeis soeties istibte eay aog gaees. Itay aso be oate to chaities sch as oo basa sop itches.
School Grdes:
With the iceasig iteest isciece a titio ecatio, ay piayschoos pat gaes to see as “otoo eaigaboatoies.” Cooy, aise be gaes aeassige to casses at a patica gae ee. Has-o-cica a actiities gie stets i eaigipotat cocepts.
Youth Grdes:
I yoth gaes, o ieighbohoos, at coity cetes a otheocatios, the ocs is o eaig. Yoth eahow to gow poce a eeop othe ie sis,icig the ipotace o goo titio,teawo a paig. Soe yoth gaes ae asoaet gaes that teach etepeeia sis.
 Mrket Grdes:
At etepeeia aetgaes, gaees ea ot oy how to gow oo,bt how to  a bsiess seig its a egetabesat oca aes’ aets o gocey stoes.
 Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina:Growing Communities through Gardens
 is a paig a esoce gieo ayoe who is thiig abotstatig a coity gae. Thisgie highights:
Beefts
o coity gaeso heathy, oca ecooies,ft boies a coectecoities.
Optios
a esoces obecoig ioe i coitygaeig o statig a gaei yo ow coity aejoyig the poce o it.
 
Beefts o Commuity Grdes
 Participating in a Community Garden: 
Builds commuity. 
Thiig coity gaes ae a geatway to big peope togethe a ceate heathy a stogcoities. Gaes ca icease coity ioeet aeeopet, a ehace pesoa satisactio i a eighbohoo.
Stregthes bods. 
Gaeig bigs aiies a eighboscose to ate a heps chie a ats ea how to cae othe eioet.
Sves moey. 
Gaees ca owe thei gocey stoe bis aea eta icoe by gowig thei ow oo.
Cretes opportuities to coect.
 Gaes hep s eetpeope who ie eaby. Thee yo ca shae yo iteests aesie to gae. Fo potc ies to coity seice,oppotities to bi eatioships ae abat at gaes. .
Icreses ruit d vegetble cosumptio.
Ats whopaticipate i coity gaeig eat 1.4 ties oe its aegetabes pe ay tha those who o ot. Coity gaeesae 3.5 ties oe iey to eat fe o oe its a egetabesseigs each ay. Fits a egetabes gow i a gae ay beess epesie a oe eaiy aaiabe tha poce at a goceystoe. Patig a haestig egetabes ae geat ways o atsa chie to ea abot ew oos.
Improves skills i ood preprtio.
Fits a egetabesae a ic, easy a titios sac. They ca be pepae i abe o ways i saas, sops, saces, sawiches a essets.Coity gaes ae oe pace to teach peope how to pepaetitios a eicios oos. At coity potcs, gaeesca shae ecipes a ejoy the its o thei abo with oe aothe.
Icreses physicl ctivity.
 Gaeig ot oy bs caoies,it toes sces a iceases eibiity.
Teches lie d busiess skills.
Paticipatig i coitygaeig heps teach aabe ie sis sch as iscipie,tieiess, pie, patiece, eaeship a esposibiity. Igaes that ctio as a bsiess, gaees ca ea sis schas aetig, pacagig, cstoe seice, tobe-shootig aeaeship.
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