Community Gardening: Creating Green Thumbs Across America
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Last year our small city started up a community garden. It's right in the middle of town, within walking distance of low-income housing and in a fairly central location. The idea is a brilliant one — folks without the land or space to garden can rent a plot (4x4 or 4x8, all raised beds) for $25/year. I've witnessed firsthand in my own garden how growing vegetables yourself can really encourage you to not only eat more vegetables, but try new varieties you may have passed up in the farmer's market — what a neat idea to give this experience to others who may not have had the chance before! More Read More...