Community Gardens: Budget Gardening Tip

If you live in an urban area or an apartment, or otherwise can’t have a garden of your own, consider joining a community garden. In a community garden, a group of people share plots of land in one spot. This way you can still enjoy gardening and reaping what you sow, even if you don’t own land of your own. Gardening is a great way to get connected to the earth, meet people, and – of course – enjoy the freshest fruits and vegetables, at a much lower cost than at the market or grocery store.

To locate a community garden in your area, check out the American Community Gardening Asc. (ACGA) website. The ACGA is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. They can help you locate a garden nearby, and also provide the tools, training and other resources needed for starting your own community garden.

Photo by: Manny Proebster