Community Gardens Initiative
Community Garden Signs
Even gardens could use some help against the harm of tobacco. The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania has been working with Community Gardens to go tobacco-free. Community gardens going tobacco-free is not only important for the lungs of gardeners, but also for the growth of the plants. Tobacco and cigarettes can be a vector for Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), an RNA virus that negatively affects plants. TMV can be spread mechanically through touch or physical movement of tobacco residue. TMV infects a wide host range of vegetable plants, including tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Although TMV rarely kills plants, it severely stunts their growth and reduces crop yields.
To assist with the campaign to go smoke & tobacco-free, ALA in Pennsylvania created eight, smoke-free community garden signs that can be ordered for community gardens across the commonwealth. These new signs will be coupled with a campaign to educate community members about how tobacco residue can be hazardous to the growth of vegetable plants.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Health Needs 2020 Assessment Reports – Regional Profiles
Facilitators are able to access a catalog of all print literature that is available, view pricing and place an order for FFS materials through our new print store. Please submit prior to the start of your clinic, preferable two full weeks before.
- Learn more about data reports and resources from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health
Vaping: Know the Truth will help guide teachers and empower teens who vape to quit, or to never start in the first place. The curriculum will be available to schools across the country.