What Is Community Gardening?

June 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Before we jump into the details of the Miller Community Center Garden, let’s first talk about the idea behind it. What is a community garden, exactly? According to the American Community Gardening Association, it is “any piece of land gardened by a group of people.” Simple enough. Community gardens have been popping up all over the country, and most people on this site will already be familiar with the concept.

Perhaps the more interesting question is, why get involved in a community garden? People in the United States tend to be alienated from both their neighbors and the food supply chain. Increasingly, many of us are starting to feel the negative impact of this separation on our environment, both social and physical. A community vegetable garden helps alleviate both of these gaps by bringing community members together to work toward a collective goal: growing food.

Of course, a community garden is a lot more than vegetables. It’s a way to feel connected to each other, to one’s neighborhood, and to nature. It’s an opportunity to learn new things. It’s a vehicle to encourage better food and environmental choices and policies. And it’s a creative, satisfying outlet with tangible results.

The Miller CC Garden will also work with local schools and programs on food education, from seed to harvest to consumption in the form of cooking classes and community meals.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to get started!

As details are available about the project they will be posted here, including plans to break ground and work parties to get the garden running at full speed this summer. We invite you to follow us on Facebook or subscribe to the RSS feed to stay in the know.

If you are interested in volunteering with the project, please email: millercommunitygarden@gmail.com.

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