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URBAN GARDENER

The Goals Of A Community Garden

  • Increase residents' access to fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables
  • Decrease families' grocery bills
  • Beautify the neighborhood and create a safe, communal gathering place
  • Foster youth and community leadership and organizational skills
  • Foster entrepreneurial skills and forge business-community ties by marketing and selling surplus produce
  • Provide young people who are interested in agricultural or horticultural careers with valuable work experience
  • Provide young people with a positive, productive, after-school activity
  • Build strong community ties and increase social interaction and civic participation
  • Encourage neighborhood self-reliance
  • Increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and education of young people
  • Promote healthier communities

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