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A cross-sectoral collaboration of nonprofits, healthcare providers, educational and government entities, with a focus on reducing upstream causes of illnesses. Thanks to funding support from the Build Health ChallengeⓇ Grant and a generous match from Virtua Health, RTP is making it possible for urban growers to sell produce to healthcare providers who are prescribing these foods as medicine to patient suffering illness linked to poor diets.
A community facility connecting residents to Roots to Market's (free gardening) Programing, nutrition and cooking activities, as well as a variety of arts, culture and local business events. This space is located at 1221 Haddon Avenue in Camden, NJ. Completed in 2015, this flexible outdoor venue was designed to inspire Camden households to grow new ideas about healthy food access before they grow their own food. The Learning Garden also showcases a variety of food growing methods and sustainability tools such as a demonstration rain garden, edible landscaping, raised gardening beds and more. Constructed and maintained by Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP), this facility continues to expand its impact on urban horticulture as it next prepares to construct a tool library for city growers. Additional investments for 2021 will also make it easier to provide all the essential needs of Camden food growers (such as seeds and soil) without having to leave the city to prepare and maintain their household or community garden.
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