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Did you know about the community garden movement? People all over the country are turning to community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening. Check out the below facts to see how the community garden movement is gaining momentum.
- According to the National Community Garden Association, there are currently more than 20,000 community gardens in the U.S., up from only 6,020 in 1996.
- In 2009, more than 41 million U.S. households grew a vegetable garden, more than 19.5 million households grew an herb garden, and 16.5 million households grew fruit.
Primary reasons given by households for growing their own food include better-tasting food (58%), savings on food bills (54%), better-quality food (51%) and peace of mind about the safety of their food (48%).
Need some help developing your community / neighborhood garden project? We can help! The staff of Tricycle Gardens has a diverse portfolio of expertise in the fields of architecture, organic gardening, urban agriculture, carpentry, permaculture, art, youth education, landscape design and more giving us the experience needed to properly assess the feasibility of your potential project. Together we can make your project a success!
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