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worksite wellness gardens

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
Raised bed gardens have been places at 5 sites in the Oklahoma City Area. The gardens are planted and maintained by the employees during their 15 min. breaks at the worksite. 2-5 employeess share the 4 x 8 foot beds. The small amount of time spent working their shared garden has provided a healty alternative for the workday break periods. Many of the partisipants took the knowledge they gained from building the garden beds and extended it to their homes. The garden became a family fitness activity.

Age Group(s):
Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community, Work site

Health Indicator(s):
Physical Activity

Service Area:
Oklahoma

Keyword(s):
Health promotion and wellness, Physical activity, Other(please specify)

Name: freda carpitcher
Site or Location Name: OKCAO
Address:
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73013
Email: freda.carpitcher@ihs.gov
Phone: 4059513717