Community Gardening for Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities

This article is contributed by Karl Stockton.

Gardening as a holistic solution for many of society’s ills was first recognized in the late 19th century school gardening movement. Leaders in the Progressive Movement, many of them directly engaged in public schools, saw gardens as an opportunity to instill the civic virtues of thrift and community while also allowing urban children the opportunity for healthy meals.

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