Gardening and Farming, the Original Community Building Efforts

Amid new technologies and ways of creating connections, a community garden harkens back to the shared task which gave rise to communities in the first place. The 10,000-year-old idea of growing food close to home still serves as an amazing catalyst for community building. The Strong Towns Journal  recently published an article, The Case for Community Gardens, in which author Scott Jenkins  articulates just a few of the myriad benefits of community gardening – both for the individual and the broader community. Jenkins focuses on the benefits of gardens on property values, safety, developing community and economic outcomes…Read more.

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