The Role of Community Gardens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Role of Community Gardens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The pandemic has brought the issues of food insecurity and the fragility of our food system to the forefront. This article discusses how household food insecurity disproportionately affects lower-income families and Black and Hispanic communities. Community gardens are one way to address these issues, providing mental health benefits, social and emotional support, and public health benefits during the pandemic.

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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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Environment and the Pandemic>Gardening and Growing Food

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