Saturday, April 28, 2012
Community gardening organizations and health advocates have lauded community gardens as a means to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in urban food deserts. A review of the literature about community gardens reveals that there are links between health and community gardening, but they may not be what you think. Plus, what else is growing in community gardens across the country and around the globe? Evidence shows that the benefits of community gardening extend far beyond nutrition, including creating connections among neighbors and increasing tolerance for diverse cultures. You're invited to attend a free and open to the public seminar for a lively panel discussion on the impact of urban community gardens. The seminar will be held May 1 from 3 - 4:30 PM at the J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 202, University of Missouri–St. Louis, One University Boulevard. Free parking in Lot C. View the list of panelists and more information on this event at http://umslce.org/index.php/seminar-series.