Community Gardens

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What Is A Community Garden?

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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:

cabbage – Reduce family food budgets
carrot – Produces nutritious food

tomato – Encourages self-reliance

pepper – Provides an environment for education

carrot – Beautifies neighborhoods

cabbage – Preserves green space

tomato – Conserves resources

pepper – Improves quality of life

carrot – Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education

cabbage – Provides an opportunity for neighbors to meet and interact

tomato – Brings people together with a common interest