Benefits of Gardens
Community gardens are associated with numerous benefits that promote health and wellbeing, along with ecological and economic advantages. If you decide to donate produce from your community garden, these health and community-building benefits only increase. It is also important to note that many of these benefits intersect and overlap with one another, such as mental health and community wellness. In this chapter, we will delve into some of the benefits of community gardens with a donation aspect, but many of these benefits are also applicable to various types of gardens, like teaching, community, donation, and home gardens. We hope that this section gives extra encouragement to your desire to start a garden project and intend that this information can be used in presentations or communications to fundraise and gather support for your organization.
Following are benefits of gardens (we are certain you'll have many more):