Join A Community Garden

by Pam on April 16, 2010

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start thinking about gardening again.  Gardening is a great way to supply your family with fresh veggies and herbs and it can save you some money on your grocery bill.  Gardening is also a kind of therapy, a chance to get outside and commune with nature.  A little dose of fresh air and exercise is good for the soul.

If you don’t have a yard of your own in order to plant a garden, why not take advantage of a community garden?  If you don’t know if there’s one in your local area, perform a simple Google search and see what comes up.  You will likely be surprised how many opportunities there are close to home.  And if you don’t find any information, perhaps you can partner with your neighbors and start one.

A good friend of mine first introduced me to the idea of joining a community garden.  She lives in a condo but she enjoys gardening and didn’t want to be left out just because she didn’t have her own backyard.   She became part of her local community garden and found it to be a positive experience.

Community gardens are a great way to connect with your local community and they make gardening accessible to those living in condos and apartments. I have never been part of one myself because we have a postage stamp sized yard and I have converted all but one of my flowerbeds into gardens, but if I were to live in an apartment again, I would definitely consider joining one.

Have you ever been part of a community garden?

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