Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Every garden is unique. It may grow vegetables or flowers. It may be one community plot or many individual plots. It may be sponsored by a school, church, or neighborhood.
There are many benefits that come from being involved in a garden supported by your community. This list includes only a few:
• Produce healthy and fresh food
• Increase community stewardship
• Prevent crime
• Support youth development
• Improve health
• Create green space
• Provide an opportunity for entrepreneurialism
Those who are interested in learning more about community gardening within Jackson should visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to connect with other gardeners in the area.
The 2nd annual Jackson Community Garden tour will take place on Friday, July 22 from 5-7pm. Tours start at 5pm at the Wilkins Street Garden, 224 W. Wilkins. The tour will allow you to visit open houses at community gardens, sample some locally grown food, and learn how to get involved. Tour maps are available at every garden and online.