Tulsa County Community Gardening Day

This Community Garden initiative is a conceptually designed community garden consisting of raised beds used for planting fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Through our partnership with Tulsa Health Department's North Regional Health and Wellness Center, community members, and other agencies, the purpose of the garden is to educate the community, encourage healthy eating, and allow the experience of having access to fresh foods. Additionally, portions of the harvest will be donated to the local community food bank, low income senior living centers, and other agencies serving the poor. The garden is located in an area that has a clinic, basketball courts, playground equipment, and walking trail. Sadly, however, this area is also economically depressed and is an identified food desert. A food desert is a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain, particularly for those without access to transportation. Individuals living in this area die 14 years sooner than those in other parts of Tulsa. They also experience increased incidences of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. Our role as a local MRC unit has evolved beyond disaster relief to becoming involved in long term, hands-on, sustainable community projects geared to capacity building, improving local infrastructures and improving public health.

Please join us for the Community Gardening Day! We will be tending to the multiple beds of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.

When: Friday, October 27th

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Tulsa Health Department's North Regional Health and Wellness Center located at 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (formally Cincinnati Ave.).

For more information contact Carrie Suns at csuns@tulsa-health.org or 918-595-4034.

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