Kara Douglass Thom

Community Gardens as Places for Connection, Sustainability, and Resiliency

By July 7, 2022

This was reprinted with permission from Experience Life magazine.   Community gardens offer a wide array of benefits: beautifying the landscape, fighting food insecurity, helping people come together, and more. One evening last summer I walked to a neighbor’s house to deliver a bag of beautifully ripe pears, which another neighbor had picked from her tree the day before. I had just finished dinner, which included sweet corn from another neighbor’s garden, along with a salad made with vegetables from my own. I was also the beneficiary of fresh eggs from the same pear-providing neighbor, plus peonies from a friend…

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