b'ent age groups and each population should be served appropriately. The importance of tailoring ap-proaches is echoed in the My Health Story data, which identified different barriers for working age adults and seniors. For children, early exposure and education at schools or after school programs can increase famil-iarity and motivate parents to purchase more fruits and vegetables with confidence. School-based programs as described above in sections 2 and 6 help expose children to fruits and vegetables. Working adults might improve their consumption of fruits and vegetables through pre-prepared foods, markets at their workplaces, or by worksite wellness programs sponsored by employers. For elderly adults, difficulties with transportation might be the top barrier to access, or they might require additional assistance in food delivery, preparation, budget and planning.Gardening: Barriers and OpportunitiesCommunity and personal gardening was discussed in several cafs with mixed response. While some participants were experienced gardeners and strongly supported gardening efforts, others were hesitant due to time, storage or space constraints. Low home ownership in Rochester was identified as a barrier to gardening for many in the city, and some landlords are not supportive of residents building gardens on their properties. Community gardens were viewed as opportunities to build community and to make use of vacant lots, while others reported distrust in community gardening, from the quality and safety of the soil, to the prospect of produce being stolen. Crime, community violence and transportation of food from community gardens were cited as other barri-ers. Others indicated that lack of time, interest and ability to deal with pests were their main barri-ers to gardening. The regions climate was also identified as a major barrier to pursuing gardening, but participants with experience with gardens disputed some of the identified barriers. They de-scribed small container gardens in the home as an option for growing food and noted that produce from gardens can be preserved and accessed throughout the year.Despite the barriers identified, many people reported a couple of generations ago, their families would not have eaten if they did not garden. Families with relatives in Puerto Rico described fresh food available everywhere through gardens and abundant fruit trees, and remarked that since mov-ing to mainland United States the quality of their diets has declined. Other immigrant groups in Rochester have successfully built gardens in the city. Established in 2012, Foodlinks Lexington Avenue Community Farm 8is an example of a partnership between a community based organization and the public that has directly increased access to fresh produce for a community. This farm serves over 60 families, many of them from the Nepalese, Bhutanese and Somali refugee populations. In addition to gardening, in 2017 the urban farm was expanded to include a play area for neighborhood children.Participants with children identified school gardens as a chance for children to learn about garden-ing, fruits and vegetables, but students may miss out on harvesting food from school gardens, given that schools are on vacation during prime growing months. Support from community based organizations to maintain school gardens might help residents reap the benefits of gardens when they are the most abundant.The Urban Agriculture Working Group in Rochester advocates for policy changes to promote urban gardening. As a result of this advocacy, the City of Rochester recently proposed lengthening per-mits for community gardens, from annual re-permitting to 5-year permits. 9This change will provide a sense of security and permanence for community gardens, and reduces the bureaucratic process of applying for permits each year. Family Systems Families were identified as both a barrier and a promoter to purchasing and consuming more fruits and vegetables. Some parents described an unwillingness to purchase foods that their children either dont know or dont like, while others in the group described early introduction and experi-ences with fruits and vegetables as critical for their children to learn to like them. Some parents also said that having children in the house makes it easier to eat fruits and vegetables; by wanting to demonstrate healthy food choices for their children, they are more likely to eat fruits and veg-etables with their children than when they are without them.28'