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Benefits of community gardens

Published : Sunday, 24 September, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 364
Letter To the Editor

Dear Sir

Community gardens bring people together from diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of belonging and cooperation. Neighbors collaborate on planting, tending, and harvesting crops, strengthening community bonds.These gardens promote sustainable practices like organic farming, composting, and water conservation. They reduce food miles by producing locally, contributing to a more sustainable food system. Access to fresh, locally grown produce encourages healthier eating habits. Gardening itself is also a physically and mentally beneficial activity, promoting active and stress-relieving lifestyles.
It helps to mitigate urban heat islands and improve air quality. They increase green spaces in cities, providing habitats for pollinators and wildlife, contributing to biodiversity conservation. Community gardens offer a space for people to learn about agriculture, horticulture, and sustainable gardening practices. This knowledge empowers individuals to make more informed choices about food and the environment.Gardens provide a natural setting for social interaction and intergenerational exchange. They create opportunities for mentoring and skill-sharing among community members.

In essence, community gardens offer a multifaceted approach to improving the overall quality of life in local neighborhoods by promoting environmental stewardship, education, food security, and social cohesion.

Rajesh Sen Gupta Student, Department of Marketing School of Business and Economics North South University, Dhaka

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