Founded by Executive Director, Asha Walker in 2013, Health in the Hood set out to connect communities to wellness with a simple idea.
Local vegetable gardens to feed and inform communities in need.
We applied for funding, gathered community partners and constructed our first urban vegetable garden in Liberty City, Florida. Since then we have expanded to a network of nine urban farms and have distributed over 8,000 lbs of free fresh, local produce to families in need. Our programs include community driven urban farms, healthy living workshops and a mobile produce pantry.
By providing access to fresh foods and health education in low-income neighborhoods, we are putting children on the path to healthy futures, giving parents useful information and creating environments that make healthy choices easy.
We believe the future of food is local. We’re creating healthier communities, one garden at a time.