April 24, 2011
Petaluma Health Center in California has planted a small garden in front of its offices in an effort to help combat the rise in childhood obesity it is seeing within its community. The center encourages the children who visit the clinic—35% of whom are obese—to help tend the vegetables and offers cooking demonstrations and weekly meetings. Could gardens at health centers and doctors offices be the next big trend in community gardening?

Petaluma Health Center in California has planted a small garden in front of its offices in an effort to help combat the rise in childhood obesity it is seeing within its community. The center encourages the children who visit the clinic—35% of whom are obese—to help tend the vegetables and offers cooking demonstrations and weekly meetings. Could gardens at health centers and doctors offices be the next big trend in community gardening?

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  11. wikilovesyou answered: Exactly !!
  12. yum-alert answered: I think it’s a good idea. Maybe if more people were encouraged to get active with their food we’d have less ED and OB rates.
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  16. jiawong answered: That would be a good idea, but would people really want to spend time planting is the bigger question.
  17. theartofpaigebacon answered: If you make it fun, they will come.If you make the connections, the last a lifetime.
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    Ok- Def better than a candy chair.
  20. shivanigogna reblogged this from nybg and added:
    This is some next level prevention. I’m down.
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  22. smallasamustardseed1 answered: I work in the education system in Canada and I would love to see more gardens tended by the children at more schools and children’s centres!
  23. doodlemyblog answered: you could actually plant something small that means big in a pot
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  25. thejustcallmeboblog answered: Probably :)
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  27. alyshells answered: I love this idea! The more gardens the beter<3
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