Sustainable agriculture is becoming more popular around the country. Large cities like L.A, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Oakland and more are starting to put community gardens in their neighborhoods. This is a great way to get the community together to help and produce healthy food.
There is a book called the “Urban Farmer” that has inspired me to reach out to community gardens. The subject is a small community in Oakland, CA that banded together to convert an abandoned lot to a garden. This had the dual impact of creating a garden and utilizing unused land. Many urban areas have unused land that could be turned into positive spots by engaging the local community. The benefits of such projects are stronger social networks, more efficient land use and of course, great food!
Here are some listings on how to get involved in gardens near you:
- Do you know of any other community gardens?
- Are you involved in any community gardens?
- Have you read the book “Urban Farmer” and what did you learn about it?
Source: Amber Andrade