Eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. So is physical exercise, connecting with others, and being outdoors. How can you combine all of these healthy pursuits into one recreational activity? By growing your own food at your local community garden!
Not only does gardening give you a daily dose of outdoor activity, cultivating a tiny seedling into a mature, vegetable-producing plant can be a very rewarding experience. Community gardens give families and neighbors an opportunity to get outside, get to know one another, and get access to a wealth of affordable produce. Here are some resources to help you start a shared garden in your community.
Let’s Move Community Garden Checklist
Step-by-step guide to growing your own fruits and vegetables with friends and neighbors.
Eat Smart, Move More
Garden planning and resource guide with tips on storing and preparing home-grown produce.
The People’s Garden
A national initiative to connect people to agriculture and unite communities in a common effort.
Vegas Roots Community Garden
This four-acre urban farm in downtown Las Vegas provides gardening space, healthy cooking classes, nutrition education, and school outreach programs.
Lil’ Roots Garden Club
The Vegas Roots Community Garden monthly kids’ program plants seeds of health, wellness, and good food into the minds of the children.