Food Network Commits to Build Ten Food Gardens

Food Network Press Release:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2011)– Cultivating communities across the country, Food Network and cable monopoly Comcast will create new Good Food Gardens in cooperation with Boys & Girls Clubs in 10 communities this weekend.  Construction takes place April 30 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day, in which thousands of Comcast employees, their families and friends volunteer to make a positive impact in neighborhoods across the country.
“Good Food Gardens addresses a serious health problem in our country by teaching children and their families about gardening and encouraging them to adopt healthier eating habits,” said Brooke Johnson, Food Network president.
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Volunteers representing Food Network and Comcast will build out Good Food Gardens at Boys & Girls Clubs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Houston, St. Paul, Minn., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Knoxville, Tenn., as part of 2011 Comcast Cares Day. Food Network talent will participate with cable monopoly Comcast and Food Network representatives in several locations.
Each Good Food Gardens site is developed from the ground up. The program, a joint effort of by Food Network, Share Our Strength and Teich Garden Systems, fashions educational gardens that offer children and community volunteers a fun, hands-on gardening experience. The mission of Good Food Gardens is to educate families on the importance of fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, key ingredients to ending childhood hunger.
“Good Food Gardens reinforces one of Food Network’s core goals: to raise awareness of childhood hunger and promote healthy eating,” said Johnson. “Comcast, through its Comcast Cares Day, will bring together volunteers to work cooperatively to create new gardens in a natural and fun way.”
Food Network has underwritten the creation of more than 30 Good Food Gardens across the country. Garden locations are determined based on community need, level of local advocacy and the extent to which the garden can improve the overall neighborhood.

2 Responses to Food Network Commits to Build Ten Food Gardens

  • Lisa Inks says:

    What is the address of the Baltimore garden location and are volunteers welcome?

    • Participating Boys & Girls Clubs

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
      4800 Whitaker Ave.
      Philadelphia, Pa.

      Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore
      2243 Norfolk St.
      Baltimore, Md.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
      Haslam Family Club University
      407 Caswell Ave.
      Knoxville, Tenn.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
      450 East Lake Blvd.
      Decatur, Ga.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
      Levine/Slaughter Unit
      7201 Kimberly Blvd.
      North Lauderdale, Fla.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
      Denver Bronco Branch
      4397 Crown Blvd
      Denver, Co.

      East Side Boys & Girls Club
      1620 Ames Ave
      St. Paul, Minn.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
      Yawkey Club of Roxbury
      115 Warren St.
      Roxbury, Mass.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
      Roseland/Pullman Boys & Girls Club
      10909 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
      Chicago, Ill.

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
      Holthouse Club
      2411 Canal
      Houston, Texas

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