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Friday, April 11, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Climate and health: Grow food not lawns

The theme of this year's National Public Health Week, April 7-13, is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance." The Cleveland Health Department has coordinated a series of events. On April 11 the topic is "Grow Food, Not Lawns: Presentations and demonstrations on composting, recycling, and community gardening."

Participants include Ohio State University Extension, Cleveland Department of Public Health's Steps to a Healthier Cleveland, and the Cleveland Healthy Corner Store Project.

In the modern food system, it takes 10 calories of fossil fuels to produce one calorie of food. You'll use fewer calories if you grow your own or buy locally. Plus, gardening is great exercise, which actually burns calories in your body.

The theme of this year's National Public Health Week, April 7-13, is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance." The Cleveland Health Department has coordinated a series of events. On April 11 the topic is "Grow Food, Not Lawns: Presentations and demonstrations on composting, recycling, and community gardening." Participants include Ohio State University Extension, Cleveland Department of Public Health's Steps to a Healthier Cleveland, and the Cleveland Healthy Corner Store Project. In the modern food system, it takes 10 calories of fossil fuels to produce one calorie of food. You'll use fewer calories if you grow your own or buy locally. Plus, gardening is great exercise, which actually burns calories in your body.

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