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Community Gardens

A community garden is just what it sounds like: a space that many people share. Everyone helps maintain it, and everyone reaps the rewards.

There are lots of reasons to start or get involved in a community garden. You can grow fresh fruit and vegetables and beautiful flowers, getting exercise in the process.

Community gardens can be a great experiences for kids, who will learn about plants and insects and enjoy being outdoors.

There are two main types of community gardens: those with individual plots and those with a common space.

The benefits of community gardens go beyond what's growing in them. You can even clean up vacant lots to create pocket parks.

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