What Is A Community Garden?
A community garden is a piece of land gardened by a group of people. A community garden provides the access for members to grow fresh produce and flowers as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, developing a sense of community and a connection to the environment. Some community gardens grow only flowers, others have individual plots for personal use, while others are equipped with raised beds for disabled gardeners. Community gardens encourage a community’s food security, allowing citizens to grow their own food or to donate what they have grown.
Benefits of Community Gardens:
– Reduce family food budgets
– Produces nutritious food
– Encourages self-reliance
– Provides an environment for education
– Beautifies neighborhoods
– Preserves green space
– Conserves resources
– Improves quality of life
– Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
– Provides an opportunity for neighbors to meet and interact
– Brings people together with a common interest