Not all of us are blessed with a green thumb. Personally, I couldn't keep a cactus alive if my life depended on it. Some of use are good in the garden, but simply don't have a yard for one. All sorts of issues can arise that prevent us from having our own produce, or plants growing in the back yard. One way we can get involved without the space, time, or financial commitment is to get involved in a local community garden. These community gardens that are popping up are a fantastic tool.
These gardens can help us gain knowledge about gardening practices from members of the community. It gives us an opportunity to spend some time in the fresh air. We can teach our children about growing food, and get them involved in the most hands on way! Building realtionships, getting just a little bit of dirt under your figurenails, and being involved in a project that you can see tangible growth and progress can be very rewarding. Click on the links below to learn about some of our local community gardens.
Hampton Roads Community Garden
Park Place Commmunity Garden
Virginia Beach Community Garden
Suffolk Community Garden
Historic South Norfolk Community Garden
East Ocean View Community Garden
Nimmo Community Garden