community garden

If you are looking for a community-spirited project for your town, then you should consider a garden for everyone. Here are eight great benefits from starting a community garden.

1. Community gardens bring the community closer together.

The first reason might the most important one. It certainly underlies all the rest. Community gardens create an environment where trust, cooperation, sharing, and community spirit all thrive. More than just plants are nurtured in a garden. The benefits of a happy and healthy group of individuals working together outdoors cannot be overstated. This is the sort of thing that makes real communities.

2. Community gardens provide valuable food.

It takes gasoline to bring food to your town, and that gasoline costs money. It is always going to be less expensiveto make the food right there in town. Even if you personally are not worried about the price of food, you can help out your whole city by bringing them free food from out of the earth.

3. They also provide valuable training to produce more food in the future.

No one knows what the future of food production holds. With our improving agricultural techniques it may soon be possible to make every block bloom with food. Fruit trees might once again thrive on city streets. When we come together and garden together we share our knowledge and expand our possibilities.

4. Community gardens are great for the environment.

Plants take in carbon dioxide and return pure oxygen. They pull nitrogen from the air and return it to the soil to enrich it. Their roots cleanse the earth of toxins and help to break down hazardous chemicals.

5. Community gardens improve water retention dramatically.

Gardens are natural reservoirs for rain and groundwater. The soil and the plants impound as much water as a pond near that size, and they hold it better against evaporation. Drought-plagued areas benefit tremendously from community gardens.

6. They allow native flora and fauna to thrive.

The flowering plants nurture the insects as the roots nourish the earthworms and other subsurface species. The land itself becomes healthier and happier from the effort that the citizens put into fertilizing and cultivating the soil.

7. Community gardens are some of the most beautiful parts of a city.

 

Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins has been writing for Families Online Magazine since 2004. She is a mom, nurse andcommunity volunteer.
Greta Jenkins
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