Imagine a city in which every neighborhood is filled with healthy street trees, attractive parks, and productive gardens; where the air and water are clean; where neighborhood youth take an active role in improving their environment; and where diverse residents come together to build their city stronger through community stewardship.
America’s urban environments have become our most important ecosystems. In addition to the fact that more than 75% of us live in cities, the condition of the urban environment affects our economy, our culture, our society and our natural resources on local, regional and national scales. Garden Simply is taking action to improve public education and bring to attention this urban environment to help revitalize our urban communities.
Community gardens empower individuals, knit together a stronger community, beautify local areas, produce fresh and nutritious food, and provide valuable recreational, spiritual and therapeutic opportunities. We believe that by growing food together, we can restore ourselves to our ancestral, historical and spiritual roots in agriculture, shared by people throughout the globe.
For the next few months, we’ll be adding information for all who have requested information on this. We’d like your feedback!
This month, let’s talk about how you can help a community garden.
- Donate or locate garden resources, such as: irrigation systems, garden tools, construction tools, building supplies, rare fruit and perennial seedlings, rubber boots, gloves, hats
- Offer technical advice, troubleshooting and design assistance
- And MOST importantly, Volunteer your time in the gardens
You don’t HAVE a community garden where you live? Then START ONE!