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24 Reasons You Should Be Involved In Community Gardening

With a promise of affordable, fresh produce, a more beautiful community, and new friendships, community gardens are sweeping the nation in popularity. The question is, why would you not want to become involved?

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1. To avoid grocery store check out lines.

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There is no greater torture in the world of retail, than standing in a check out line, listening to a baby cry, reading the same magazine headliners over and over. Skip the line, get to the garden.

3. To get more bang for your buck.

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Organic produce can be expensive for those of us on a tight budget. Harvesting seeds planted in a community garden makes healthy eating affordable and desirable.

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11. Because it's recycling made easy.

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Gardens provide a venue to compost items like paper cups, napkins, branches, leaves and food scraps that would normally end up in a landfill. Putting organic waste back into the soil makes the use of fertilizer unnecessary.

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13. And so does the First Lady.

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18. For more efficient community decision making.

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Overcoming challenges and issues within the garden builds a more tight knit community that can better communicate and make decisions about issues outside of the garden.

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20. Because you'll actually enjoy eating healthier.

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Meal preparation is more fun and meaningful when it is with food that you have put your efforts into producing. Take pride in showing off your fresh fruits and veggies!

21. To beautify your city.

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Put the "jungle" back in to "concrete jungle."

22. To Be More Productive

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Not only does gardening increase individual productivity, reports show that urban agriculture is up to 5 times more productive per square acre than large scale farms where GMO products are produced.

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24. Because EVERYONE can do it!

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Young or old, new gardener or seasoned harvester, urban or rural, or from any cultural background, you can become a community garden member and deep the benefits. So what are you waiting for? Get to gardening!

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