#DardenDigest: Planting the Seeds of Communities

Mar 13, 2014 8:40 AM ET

In the midst of one of the coldest winters on record, spring time is coming soon! That’s why we are excited to celebrate Plant a Flower Day. The day is meant to encourage everyone to get outside and to help beautify our surroundings. One great way to participate is to start or get involved in a local community garden.

Community gardens are often developed by city parks groups, nonprofits, individuals or schools who want to enhance their community or grow their own food. Community gardens have many positive impacts, such as supporting healthy lifestyles through the growing of local and organic fruits and vegetables, strengthening the sense of community in the area, promoting self-sufficiency, helping children develop responsibility and appreciation for the environment, and revitalizing neighborhoods.

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