Title

Community Gardens in the Aurora Area

Location

Room A116

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 12:15 PM

Abstract

Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, and Dairy are all factors in an ideal meal. Unfortunately, a good sum of residents in the Aurora area aren’t able to get all these vital factors and reach or exceed the amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need daily. Nearly 14.8% of Aurora residents are in poverty and these low income neighborhoods in Aurora do not have easy access to nutritious foods, leading to malnutrition and obesity. Approximately 15.9% of Illinois residents are dependent on food stamps, but the problem is that these food stamps do not provide proper nutrition. They are heavily dependent on boxed and artificial foods, which are not healthy for your body. These issues can lead to larger health problems in the future if they aren’t prevented and dealt with now. Our company, Seedisary has developed a revolutionary product called the Seed Shopper. This product is essentially a seed infused, eco-friendly bag that does the same thing that any other shopping bag would do, but without negatively impacting the environment. Once the user has unpacked all their groceries and is done using the bag, they can donate it to their local food pantries, food banks, or community gardens so that it can be used to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for those in need. These bags will provide the fresh fruits and vegetables that those who live in low income neighbourhoods need and positively impact the environment.

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Apr 11th, 11:45 AM Apr 11th, 12:15 PM

Community Gardens in the Aurora Area

Room A116

Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, and Dairy are all factors in an ideal meal. Unfortunately, a good sum of residents in the Aurora area aren’t able to get all these vital factors and reach or exceed the amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need daily. Nearly 14.8% of Aurora residents are in poverty and these low income neighborhoods in Aurora do not have easy access to nutritious foods, leading to malnutrition and obesity. Approximately 15.9% of Illinois residents are dependent on food stamps, but the problem is that these food stamps do not provide proper nutrition. They are heavily dependent on boxed and artificial foods, which are not healthy for your body. These issues can lead to larger health problems in the future if they aren’t prevented and dealt with now. Our company, Seedisary has developed a revolutionary product called the Seed Shopper. This product is essentially a seed infused, eco-friendly bag that does the same thing that any other shopping bag would do, but without negatively impacting the environment. Once the user has unpacked all their groceries and is done using the bag, they can donate it to their local food pantries, food banks, or community gardens so that it can be used to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for those in need. These bags will provide the fresh fruits and vegetables that those who live in low income neighbourhoods need and positively impact the environment.