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  1. ACHIEVE Community Garden Programs Increasing Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  2. Mission of the ACHIEVE Gardens Program Assist local groups to create, operate, and maintain a community garden to Improve public nutrition and the neighborhood environment Increase chances for healthful outdoor recreation, education, and positive social interaction Build community self-reliance and engagement

  3. Community Garden Project A Community Garden is green space set aside for local residents to grow their own fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers.

  4. Community Garden Benefits • Fresh and nutritious food at low cost to residents • District beautification and environmental enhancement • Healthy outdoor activity • Education relating to gardening and the environment • Build and strengthen communities through positive social interaction and shared activities

  5. Garden Design Raised garden beds are constructed to 20’ x 5’ for easy usage by elderly and people with disabilities.

  6. Precinct 2 James Driver Community Center Garden Construction

  7. Precinct 2 at the James Driver Community CenterBeds Constructed Fence donated by local merchant

  8. Precinct 2 at the James Driver Community CenterRibbon Cutting CeremonyWith Commissioner Sylvia Garcia

  9. Johnson Elementary

  10. Learning about Gardening

  11. Johnson Elementary

  12. Teachers incorporate the garden into their lesson plans.