Community Garden; a piece of land shared by friends and neighbors for growing produce and flowers and providing opportunities for positive social interactions, recreation and education.
Why Belong to a Community Garden?
- Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
- Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
- Beautifies neighborhoods and reduces crime
- Provides nutritious foods and a connection to the environment while reducing family food budgets
- Creates Opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy and education
How do I get involved in a Community Garden?
- Help organize and build new gardens
- Contribute soil, tools or other garden needs
- Assist with public relations and fundraising
- Connect with prospective gardeners
- Assist in garden clean up, programs and social events
If you are interested in becoming a community gardener, please call 444-1770
Benefits of fresh fruits & vegetables
- Fruits and vegetable consumption is critical to promoting good health
- Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers
- Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C