In continuation of MPDC’s 55th Anniversary, we are celebrating Health Equity and Community Wellness all month long! Throughout MPDC’s long history of serving the community, we’ve made sure to prioritize the well-being of our residents. We make conscious efforts to build relationships with fellow organizations and leaders that can contribute accessible resources that promote healthy lifestyles and homes. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be highlighting this month: http://www.madison-park.org/what-we-do/resident-community-services/health-equity-community-wellness/.
The Community Garden Initiative promotes healthy eating, urban farming, physical activity, and social connectedness for all ages. When you come into the Hope Community Garden, you will see the skylight over Boston. We went from 32 plots to over 68 plots in just a matter of months. We thank the volunteers from TUGG, United Way, Lilly, Federal Reserve, LISC, Ernest & Young, and other organizations who contributed and donated time. With the support of a group of residents who serve as Garden Leader, community gardens are available for use by residents of MPDC properties to grow their fresh produce and use for community social events, fitness classes, and nutrition education workshops.