One was really interesting to me so I wanted to share it. The topic was Community Gardens.
A community garden is a plot of land around which neighborhoods can come together on individual or family plots to grow food and build community. Community gardens can be a first step in providing food security for families, neighborhoods and communities.
- Build neighborliness and sense of ownership in the garden and the community
- Make productive use of urban vacant land, providing cooling, neighborhood composting and recycling of organic wastes to create soil, water filtration and absorption
- Grow flowers and ornamental vegetables that beautify the neighborhood
- Provide low-cost organic vegetables and herbs
- Create a sense of pride and accomplishment and the empowerment of food self-sufficiency
- Make a place for outdoor activities, exercise, recreation and therapy to alleviate stress
- Have long been used as an additional form of healing for people who are ill and as activities for the mentally handicapped
- Teach children about the environment and plants and about working with others
- Give older people a way to be productive, interact with, and mentor /care for children
- Provide the opportunities for everyone in a neighborhood to be able to interact and work together and learn about each other
- Save money for people growing their own food
- Help homeless people, and others in difficult situations, to regain their pride and sense of belonging to a community, learn skills and be productive for their own sake and the sake of the community.
- Community Gardens are about community-building, neighborliness, the environment, local self-sufficiency, healthy organic food, economic empowerment, and improving the urban landscape of a community.
October is a perfect time to start thinking about and planning a community garden for the spring. There are alot of sites just google Community gardens you'll get lots of info. and help.
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