How To Make A Community Garden Sustainable

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Community gardens are shared spaces for neighbors to grow vegetables and other plants. There are ways everyone benefits from these spaces. One important benefit and goal of these gardens is to promote sustainable gardening. Sustainable community gardens beautify neighborhoods, support, wildlife, and benefit the health of participants. How Are Community Gardens Sustainable? The connection between community gardens and sustainability works both ways. While participants might actively work toward sustainable gardening practices, simply having community gardens leads directly and indirectly to greater sustainability. Studies from Australia and the United Kingdom show that areas with community gardens are more sustainable overall. One of the environmental benefits is greater biodiversity in the neighborhood.Community gardens also contribute to sustainability by changing the attitudes and perspectives of residents. Neighbors involved have a better understanding of where food comes from, which develops their appreciation for healthy lifestyles and sustainability. Working in these gardens also helps people […]

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