The benefits of a homegrown garden are many:
- fresh vegetables,
- meet new friends,
- gain experience so you can grow your own garden next year,
- beautify your community,
- participate in the joy of watching something grow,
- free family activity,
- exercise, fresh air, and sunshine.
I have listed a few sites below as examples of what is going on. To find one in your community use your search engine by entering "Community Garden Your City" or contact your county extension office. I spoke to one coordinator and found that she is developing 5 acres and this is her first year. They have carrots, lettuce, corn, and many other varieties growing.