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..."