Cultivating Community Through Gardening
What is a Community Garden?
A community garden is a place where neighbors can grow food together on one piece of land. The land is usually lent by a church, school or private land owner, at no charge, for use as a garden space. Separate garden plots are made available to individuals and families in the neighborhood.
What Are The Benefits?
- Healthy, tasty, fresh vegetables grown without pesticides
- Brings families and neighborhoods together
- Gives those without much of a yard a place to garden
- Good exercise – and gardening is peaceful and relieves stress
- Beginners and experts alike can share their knowledge (and their harvest)
- Teaches both children and adults about the lives of plants
- Turns otherwise vacant land into a thriving community resource