Florence Fang Asian Community Garden a project of AsianWeek Foundation Print
2018 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This grant improved the local community garden, increasing crop harvests, food distribution and accessibility, enabling outdoor activity and intergenerational, diverse community interactions.
When the Florence Fang Asian Community Garden in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood opened in 2014, it filled a need for green open space. The area has two freeways cutting through it and the poverty level is double the citywide average. Gardening provides residents with fresh produce and a welcome form of exercise. AARP Community Challenge funding helped increase the space available for growing crops, improve growing techniques, upgrade distribution facilities, and conduct community outreach to promote healthy eating.
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