Community Gardens play a vital role in building sustainable local food systems, providing access to fresh, healthy and nutritious food, and creating resilient community spaces.Community Gardening can also engage youth in fun hands-on gardening that instills a sense of ownership of the garden space, teaches the skills necessary to grow healthy food, encourages positive attitudes towards healthy eating, and fosters a sense of belonging to a family-type network of peers.
Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is a project of Dartmouth Family Centre.
A Community Food Centre (CFC) is a welcoming space where people come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food. CFCs provide people with access to high-quality food in a dignified setting that doesn’t compromise their self-worth. People learn cooking and gardening skills there, and kids get their hands dirty in the garden and kitchen in ways that expand their taste buds and help them to make healthier food choices. Community members find their voices on the issues that matter to them, and people find friends and support. CFCs offer multifaceted, integrated, responsive and prevention-focused programming in a shared space where food builds health, hope, skills and community.
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