Case Stories: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Case stories on gardens in faith based settings, funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and developed by Ad Lucem Consulting, were designed to understand policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change strategy implementation aimed at promoting healthy community environments.  The case stories, developed for program planning purposes, describe activities conducted to implement the PSE strategies and identify characteristics of effective implementation. While the case stories drew on the experience in Los Angeles County, the findings can be helpful to the variety of organizations and institutions working on similar strategies in other locations.

Video: Gardens in Faith Based Settings

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) funded four community-based organizations to partner with 34 churches to establish gardens on their properties. The gardens produced a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and several of the participating churches included garden produce in their food banks and meal programs.


Case Stories: Gardens in Faith Based Settings

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