5 Reasons to Start or Join a Community Garden

gardenFor many, gardening alone is an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. On the other hand, community garden can be just as rewarding!

A community garden is basically a shared space in the community where members work together to grow food, flowers or other plants. The space can be a single community plot or many individual plots.

Historically, community gardens were created to provide food during wars or during economic depression. These days, living a “green” lifestyle is becoming increasing important, and as a result, community gardens are popping up all over the world! They can be found in abandoned places, at schools, hospitals, workplaces and more!

Here are some reasons to start or join an existing community garden:

  1. It creates a sense of community. A community garden is a great way to meet new people and foster relationships with neighbours by bringing people with shared interests together. You can also learn from more experienced gardeners.
  2. Helps the environment. Growing your own food and plants reduces carbon emissions. It can also help combat climate change.
  3. Good exercise. Gardening is a fun way to burn calories and to get some fresh air.
  4. Adds beauty to the community. A garden with bright, vibrant flowers and plants will beautify the neighbourhood. It’s definitely more attractive than an abandoned lot!
  5. Saves you money. The costs are typically split between community members, making it very affordable for everyone to participate. Perfect for low income families!

So as you can see, there are many good reasons to start or join a community garden! What are you waiting for? Get growing!

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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