Community gardening: how to make a difference

Community gardens are coming up everywhere.  Typically community gardens take an area that was once abandoned or an eye sore and transform it into a beautiful and edible addition to the community.   As if that wasn’t a good enough reason, community gardens also stimulate social interaction, beautify an area, and even reduce crime!

Our local branch of Keep America Beautiful did a really cool community garden at a local nursing home.

The residents loved it, it encouraged community,and it provided free organic healthy food!  We are currently working on doing one for the local food bank too woo hoo!

My friend Megan has been talking a lot about community over at one of my favorite  blogs: Sorta Crunchy.

We all have talents, skills, or know how that others in our community need.  I have a friend that is an AMAZING cook, me…not so much.  But I can make stuff grow and her…not so much (although she does better than she gives herself credit)  So I grow it and she cooks it…PERFECT!!

If you are a gardener and wanting to make a difference in your community your local KAB is a good place to start.  It’s also a good place to volunteer to learn more about gardening too!  Great American Clean up is coming up, the perfect time to start a community garden!

I’ll be doing a Q&A tomorrow to close out our week of “cheap and easy gardening for the rest of us”  Leave a comment about any of your gardening questions you would like answered!