What We Do

MPDC promotes healthy homes, healthy people, and healthy communities. We empower residents and encourage them to connect – and with the community.

How We Do It:

We offer programming that encourages individual residents and families to be physically active and use public green spaces. MPDC works with resident leaders to plan activities such as community gardening, walking clubs, running groups, and exercise classes that bring people together and keep them active. This helps them achieve their health and wellness goals and facilitates community within the neighborhood.

To Learn More, contact Leslie Stafford / 617.849.6231

Current Projects

  • Fitness Program: The Fitness program helps participants to develop a healthier wellness routine and provides fitness education
  • Supermarket Tours: Tours provide education on shopping for healthy foods on a budget and increase food security
  • Meal Preparation and Participation Class (MPP): Classes to educate participants about healthy food, food access, and food preparation
  • Community Gardens:  The Community Garden initiative promotes healthy eating, urban farming, physical activity, and social connectedness for all ages

 Check out Health Equity & Community Wellness info sheet!

Community Garden Program & Kids’ Garden Club

MPDC’s Community Garden Program allows residents & their kids to grow healthy foods, meet their neighbors, and learn about gardening & healthy recipes.

How We Do It:

Orchard Gardens Community Garden and Madison Park Village Community Garden are the two gardens used by residents of MPDC properties. The residents work together to grow and harvest fresh produce for their community.

To Learn More, contact Leslie Stafford / 617.849.6231

Get Involved!

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