Community gardens and front-lawn vegetable patches have become more commonplace over the past decade, yielding positive benefits to those participating in them.
Dylan DeVlieger, a painting major at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University wanted to grow his own vegetables, but wasn’t able to get a community garden started near his Philadelphia apartment, so he created mobile garden carts instead.
PHS president Drew Becker says the urban oasis produced more than 600 pounds of food since it opened in June.
City dwellers often turn to community gardens as a way to grow their own fresh produce. But it doesn’t build a sense of community when your hard word is stolen before you have a chance to enjoy it.
Once in a while apparently you can fight City Hall. That happened this past week, as Council heard complaints about a huge increase in an annual license fee, and so the lawmakers are likely to cut that hike in half.
It may be winter, but there are groups already hard at work helping to connect local seniors with community gardens.