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The Green Life: Green Your Garden: Plant for Community

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April 14, 2011

Green Your Garden: Plant for Community

Community gardensThis week’s tips are about how to cultivate a sustainable garden; the goal is to keep you seeing green through the end of summer.

Tip #4: Share the Wealth.

Community gardens can lighten the burden of maintaining a productive garden, making the growing of food a social activity. These cheerful operations also let people without much of their own space (hear that, apartment-dwellers?) get their hands dirty in their own neighborhood. Programs such as Plant a Row for the Hungry and certain Second Harvest branches encourage gardeners to grow a little extra for local food banks and homeless shelters.

Tell us: With whom do you share your excess?

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