Community Gardens

 

Community Gardening allows groups of individuals to come together to plan, plant, maintain and harvest produce in a very economical way.  The garden often becomes the hub of the community; a place to gather, to socialize, and engage. There are currently successful community gardens in Huntsville and Bracebridge, and plans for others.

Community Gardens build community and:
  • Put safe, clean food on the table and supplement the budget
  • Provide an opportunity for those who do not have experience for access to land to learn how to garden
  • Create mentoring environments and training opportunities for employment
  • Nurture an appreciation of our environment
  • Therapeutic and social

"The garden allowed me to spend quality time with my children, we laughed a lot.  We harvested carrots, corn, tomatoes, peppers and beans.  This helped when we went to the grocery store.  It was exciting to know we were eating something we grew..."