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Definitions

Hunger is a complex problem that requires multiple solutions. Read on to better understand some of the more common anti-hunger terms used to reframe the issue.

Community Garden

A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community, and connection to the environment.

Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Food, Community Solutions

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based model of agriculture and food distribution. CSA members pay a farmer at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit.

Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Food, Community Solutions