HUDA Urban Garden
Empowering our patients to live & eat healthily!
In 2014, we successfully launched the HUDA Urban Garden - an initiative that provided months of freshly grown produce for our patients and the surrounding community. This project was started by our staff and student volunteers and is a testament to the compassion and zeal for service that we have at HUDA. We are always looking for new ways to serve those who find themselves less fortunate than others. Two years in a row, we've been able to give months of fruits and vegetables to our patients to help them take a step in a healthier direction!
- To offer neighborhoods the essential resources for community gardens
- Securing sustainable land for community gardens
- Designing and building local community gardens
- Supporting garden organization, leadership, and maintenance
- Utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living
- Linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy
The projectHUG Vision:
To build a reliable, self-sufficient, sustainable, year-round urban garden that the surrounding community can depend on for fresh fruits and vegetables. To educate both young and old on the benefits of fresh vegetables in the diet to prevent obesity, health disparities, and how to eat to live; and finally to demonstrate – through community activism – how by utilizing God’s gifts of abundance we can help each other and encourage positive feelings.
Founders: HUDA Urban Garden is the brainchild of Babar Qadri (right), a Physician Assistant at HUDA Clinic, and Ghufraan Akram (left), Board Member and Former CEO of HUDA Clinic.