USA: Community garden for people in need

Gardening activities to provide healthy food to housing insecure persons.

 

Gardening is not only good for one’s health but is also a means to have access to healthy and fresh products.

In the USA, near Chicago, motivated Naturex volunteers plant, maintain and harvest various types of vegetables on a garden directly located at their site’s entrance. The vegetables are then donated on a weekly basis to a local welfare association which supports homeless and housing-insecure persons.

Community garden Chicago

Thanks to the donated products, the association’s chef created a variety of healthy recipes such as rice & beans, kale & chicken or Japanese cucumber salad.

This project was supported by the Naturex Foundation until 2019, and taken over by the Givaudan Foundation, which is ensuring its continuity as of 2020.

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