What are community gardens?
Community gardens are shared open spaces where participants all take part in maintaining the garden and sharing its produce.
Community gardens provide opportunities to:
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Engage in physical activity, skill building, and creating green space.
- Beautify vacant lots.
- Revitalize communities.
- Revive and beautify public parks.
- Create green rooftops.
- Improve social well-being and strengthen social connections.
Where can I find or how can I start a community garden?
Visit the American Community Gardening Association’s Find a Garden to locate a community garden in your area.
If you would like to start a community garden, follow these 10 Steps.
Where can I find additional resources?