There’s nothing like the satisfaction of growing your own fresh vegetables in your home garden. For many who spend long hours behind a desk gardening can be therapeutic and relaxing. Gardening can be a lot of work, but the results far outweigh the trouble. Fresh vegetables are far superior than anything you can get at the supermarket.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who would like to start a vegetable garden but simply don’t have the room, or some other circumstance makes it impossible. Fortunately for those individuals there is a growing trend of community gardens popping up in communities across the country.
Community gardens are shared plots of land where people gather together and grow fresh veggies and flowers. Not only do community gardens provide fresh produce but they are a source of community involvement that brings likeminded people together. Taking an otherwise unsightly piece of property and turning into a garden also adds a touch of natural beauty to the neighborhood that seems to have a calming effect on passersby.
Aside from the obvious benefits, a community garden can:
- Beautify the neighborhood by turning vacant lots into a nature preserve
- Promote a healthier lifestyle through fresh air and exercise for those involved
- Help clean the environment by adding oxygen into the air and reducing pollutants
- Strengthening communities by providing neighbors a chance to connect
- Educating children by teaching them where food comes from and giving them a chance to learn about the environment
These are just some of the good reasons to get involved and become a part of a community gardening project. If you want to get involved, talk to people in your neighborhood to Find out if they are interested in a community garden. Community gardening is a fast-growing pass time and it shouldn’t take long to find one near you.