Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Increase access to fresh foods.
Improve food security
Increase physical activity through garden maintenance activities.
Improve dietary habits through education.
Increase fruit and vegetable intake.
Reduce risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases.
Improve mental health and promote relaxation
Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits for older people, especially edible gardening. Garden beds, equipment and tools can all be modified to create a garden that is interesting, accessible and productive.