FREE Mini Gardens!!!
Accessible food means fresh, local food where you can easily obtain it. So why not from your own home?
When we were afforded the opportunity to receive over 500 milk crates, we immediately thought up the idea of how we could use them to decentralize food and food access.
Thus the Mini Garden Project was born. We plant 4-5 plants in a one-square-foot space for people in the community to take home and grow their own food.
What you can find in one of our Mini Gardens:
Okra is low in calories but packed full of nutrients. The vitamin C in okra helps support healthy immune function. Okra is also rich in vitamin K, which helps your body clot blood. Antioxidants are natural compounds that help your body fight off molecules called free radicals that can damage cells.
Bell peppers are rich in many vitamins and antioxidants, especially vitamin C and various carotenoids. For this reason, they may have several health benefits, such as improved eye health and reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
Pigeon peas contain dietary fiber, potassium and helps to lower the cholesterol levels which helps to maintain cardiovascular health. Potassium lowers the strain on the heart by reducing the blood pressure. It helps to prevent atherosclerosis thereby keeping the heart healthy and the body fit.
The leaves and flower petals of Cranberry Hibiscus contain antioxidants, calcium, iron, and vitamins B2, B3, and C. An excellent source for antioxidants because of its vitamin C content. Antioxidants help lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol, may help in treating liver disease, and help protect your body from diseases because they neutralize the free radicals present in body tissues and cells.
Cuban Oregano is used for respiratory issues like Bronchitis, Allergies, Asthma, Colds, and Coughs. This plant has also been used to treat malarial fevers, convulsions, and epilepsy. For the digestive system, it treats indigestion and stomach cramps.