Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
works with local partners to increase access to
healthy foods throughout the county. Improved
access to healthful foods such as fruits and
vegetables improves the consumption of them, in turn
decreasing the risk of chronic disease. Community
gardens contribute to the increased access to and
consumption of fruits and vegetables (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention).
Community gardens included here meet the definition
of a collaborative, shared, open space that is
accessible to residents of the local community who
are the gardeners. These gardeners agree to share in
the maintenance (plant, tend, harvest, etc.) and
products of the garden, which include healthful and
affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
There are currently thirteen (13) community gardens in
COMMUNITY GARDEN PROFILES
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services worked
with community partners during 2011 – 2014 to establish four
(4) new community gardens in Thurston County.
If you are aware of a new community garden please contact us
so that we can create a profile of them for this website.
For information on the health
benefits of fruits and vegetables please visit:
For information on a healthy diet
which includes fruits and vegetables please visit: