Tuesday, November 26, 2013

REACH School Garden at Tiger Academy

YMCA Of Florida's First Coast REACH Team Works on School Garden at Tiger Academy   
This August, the YMCA of Florida's First Coast and its REACH team partnered with the Tiger Academy to assist with their garden.  A team of passionate, dedicated REACH volunteers tackled the massive overgrowth from the summer and cleaned out the TEN plots. The plots are already being planted with some delicious fall vegetables and herbs.  REACH plans to continue to work with the Tiger “Success” Garden to ensure its full potential is met to provide nutritious foods to the Tiger community. 
REACH stands for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health.  The goal of REACH is to improve health and eliminate disparities related to chronic disease in African American/Blacks and Hispanic/Latinos by providing access to nutritious foods and being physically active through policy, access and environment changes.
CHECK OUT THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICS!!!
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Big thanks to the Volunteers:  Toni Richardson, Director Community Outreach Health Zone 1,  Eric Williams, Executive Director Johnson Family YMCA, Geraldine Ford Hardin, Manager Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, REACH volunteer gardener Sylvia Powell, Business Analyst, Winn Dixie, Daphne Colbert Mayor’s Office and Cliff Harrell, Tiger Academy

For more information about the YMCA of Florida's First Coast REACH grant and how you can help, please contact: 
Latonja “Toni” Richardson
Director of Healthy Living Innovations: Community Outreach Health Zone 1
YMCA OF FLORIDA'S FIRST COAST
5700 Cleveland Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904.765.3589
lrichardson@firstcoastymca.org