Start or Join a Community Garden
You can make a difference in your own backyard or in a communal garden space.
Community Gardens are a great way to:
- Establish connections with fellow community members
- Get outdoors
- Participate in sustainable food systems
- Decrease your environmental impact and your food costs
- Improve neighborhoods
- Be a part of something fun
Some have estimated that it takes an average of over 1000 miles for your food to travel from farm to plate. One way to challenge this extremely inefficient food system is to grow your own food. If you’re unable to grow food in your own yard, community gardens are a great alternative that usually operate with members adopting and maintaining their own personal plots or working with others in a communal space.
Start a Community Garden
The American Community Garden Association provides a detailed tool-kit for anyone who wants to start a community garden.
Find a Community Garden in Your Area
 "Food, Fuel, and Freeways," Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 2001. www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/ppp/food_mil.pdf