Growing your own community garden means that you get to plant your own food. You get to select what fruits and vegetables you are going to eat. It is so important to “eat healthy” in this processed food society– and the healthiest foods can come straight from your community garden! Let’s face it: the food is a lot fresher, you know where it is coming from, and you can proudly say “I grew this carrot!” or “I made this salad from the tomatoes and lettuce that I grew!” There’s a sense of happiness and pride you get from knowing that you created something, and the food is so delicious when it has been grown in a community garden, with no worries about food miles (food that has been imported and transported from other countries and across the United States).
So go out and plant some yummy carrots, peas, and strawberries! Healthy eating is healthy living!