How a Community-Based Food System works.

The Green Changemakers

top Lawns, abandoned lots, balconies, roofs, and even windowsills become gardens. Neighbors build community gardens and share the bounty at neighborhood feasts. Fact: During WWII, Victory Gardens produced 40 percent of the vegetables people ate. When you grow your own, use homegrown seeds, use garden waste to compost and allow household food scraps to be composted by worms.

How a Community Food System Works

The Green Changemakers

top Lawns, abandoned lots, balconies, roofs, and even windowsills become gardens. Neighbors build community gardens and share the bounty at neighborhood feasts. Fact: During WWII, Victory Gardens produced 40 percent of the vegetables people ate. When you grow your own, use homegrown seeds, use garden waste to compost and allow household food scraps to be composted by worms.

Community Supported Agriculture in local neighborhoods

The Green Changemakers

By exercising our choice over how and where our food is grown, we would chose to financially fund and actively participate in the support of our community’s stronghold for healthy food whether it is a local farmer’s market, family farm, community garden, school garden, victory garden, or a local yard turned into a food garden. By cultivating a garden together, children learn vital skills in team work, problem solving, creative planning, and sustainable living.