Fresh food isn’t the only perk of community gardening, it’s also a unique way to connect with nature and your neighbors. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, there are many benefits of community gardening. Let’s explore how starting a community garden can help you create a community and nurture a love for nature.
Grow a community with gardening!
One of the greatest benefits of community gardening is the opportunity to build relationships and create a sense of community.
Many of us don’t have the opportunity to meet everyone in our neighborhoods and community gardens are a great way to change that. You get to meet, work alongside, and even build friendships with people that live in your community. Community gardening brings together families, children, young couples, seniors, and everyone in between!
You also have the chance to learn from others, share tips and techniques and build relationships that can last a lifetime. Who knows, someone in your neighborhood could be an experienced gardener and you could learn some useful tricks to make your plants grow and flourish.
When you share a garden with others, you have the opportunity to work together to create something beautiful. Whether you're working alongside your neighbors, friends, or family, community gardening provides a chance to connect with others and work towards a common goal.
Connect with nature through community gardening!
Community gardening is also a great way to foster a love for nature. By gardening in a community setting, you'll have the opportunity to get outside and get up close and personal with nature.
You'll also have the chance to see how others connect with nature and learn about different plants and their unique needs. By gardening together, you can help cultivate a connection with nature, yourself, and your community.
Not only are you connecting with nature, but you are conserving it too. Community gardens are very eco-friendly! They promote local agriculture and decrease dependence on transporting foods from all over the world. When you garden, you use sustainable and organic growing methods that are great for the environment. You can also reduce waste by using your compost as fertilizer in your garden.
Reap the benefits of community gardening!
Community gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature and your community. So why not join a community garden near you, or start one with your neighbors, friends, or family, and experience the benefits of community gardening for yourself?
Visit a.c.e. Nature’s Instagram for more inspiration on how you can connect with nature!