10 Awesome Tips To Start Your Own Community Garden

Always wanted to get into gardening? Now’s your chance, here’s how! Naked Juice has teamed up with Wholesome Wave, and with the help of consumers, donated 150,000 pounds’ worth of fresh local produce to underserved communities.

So you want to start a community garden, eh?

1. Firstly, determine what kind of garden you want.

 

An orchard? A vegetable garden? A flower garden?

2. Then choose which produce your neighborhood climate is best for.

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The best vegetables for any garden are: broccoli, peas, beans, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, red bell peppers, beets, leaf amaranth, carrots, and leafy greens. Read more about them here.

3. Make sure the garden site gets at least six hours of sunlight a day.

To keep those veggies growing!

4. Epsom salt makes great fertilizer!

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And sometimes it smells nice. :)

5. Use bricks and imported soil for urban areas.

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According to the Food Empowerment Project about 2.3 million people live further than one mile away from a supermarket without any means of getting there. Given the distance from fresh produce many people face, community gardens in urban areas are a must!

6. Use environmentally friendly wooden sticks to label the herbs and produce.

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Just look how cute this is.

7. Get the kids involved by letting them water the plants.

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The hose goes!

8. Be sure to know your garden tools!

 

Each garden tool serves a very different, very important purpose! Here’s a great guide to showing the importance of each tool.

9. Using eggshells in your garden adds calcium and keeps bugs away.

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This is a great way to teach kids about recycling and nutritional eating.

10. Use your community garden to make delicious baked goods! :)

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If this doesn’t inspire, who knows what will! Try this recipe for delicious Zucchini Muffins.

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