The Y Community Garden

Buy a 10’ x 20’ plot for the 2022 planting season!!

$20 per plot for Y members      $25 for Non-members

Ready for you to plant by May 27th.
Garden is divided for Organic & Non-organic gardening
Garden is located on south-east corner of the YMCA campus

Click  HERE  to download a Garden Welcome Packet

A community garden means many things to many people. For some, a community garden is a place to grow food, flowers, and herbs in the company of friends and neighbors.  For others, it’s a place to reconnect with nature or get physical exercise. Yet others use community gardens simply because they lack adequate space or beneficial soil to have a garden at their house or apartment.

Regardless of why you are choosing to take part in a community garden, the activity comes with both responsibilities and rewards.

Rewards: Community gardening has the potential to offer a range of benefits to individuals, families, communities and the environment.

  • Food production — Community gardens enable people to grow high-quality fruits and vegetables for themselves, their families and their communities.
  • Nutrition — Some research indicates that community gardeners eat more fruits and vegetables than non-gardening families.
  • Exercise — Gardening requires physical activity and helps improve the overall physical health of gardeners.
  • Mental health — Interacting with plants and nature helps reduce stress and increase gardeners’ sense of wellness and belonging.
  • Community — Community gardens foster a sense of community identity and stewardship among gardeners. They provide a place for people of diverse backgrounds to interact and share cultural traditions.
  • Environment — Gardens help reduce the heat island effect in cities, increase biodiversity, reduce runoff from rain, recycle local organic materials and reduce fossil fuel use from long-distance food transport.
  • Learning — People of all ages can acquire and share skills and knowledge related to gardening, harvesting, preserving, cooking, nutrition, health, etc.
  • Youth — Community gardens provide a place for youth to explore gardening, nature, and community.

Above all, community gardening can provide a real sense of satisfaction and accomplishment for all involved.

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