H.R.4084: Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about social welfare
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Sponsor Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 14 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 25, 2014
Latest Major Action June 13, 2014
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Bill Summary

Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014 - Amends the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 to require the Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish a Community Garden Pilot Program under the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program.

Requires the Program to address the health and nutrition of individuals in low-income and underserved communities through activities that include:

  • creating new community gardens and supporting and expanding existing community gardens;
  • recruiting local community members to actively engage in community gardens and gardening projects;
  • transforming vacant places into community garden plots;
  • increasing community members' access to healthy foods and local foods while also encouraging them to stay active;
  • expanding anti-poverty efforts by teaching basic nutrition and self-reliance through community gardening; and
  • developing initiatives that incre...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Feb. 25, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.