10. Community gardens offer unique opportunities for new
immigrant families who tend to be concentrated in low-
income urban communities to:
Take advantage of the experience of elders to produce a
significant amount of food for the household.
Produce traditional crops otherwise unavailable locally.
Provide inter-generational exposure to cultural traditions.
Offer a cultural exchange with other gardeners.
Learn about block clubs, neighborhood groups and other
12. Community gardens offer the opportunity
to teach youth about:
Where food comes from
Practical math skills
Basic business principles
The importance of community
Issues of environmental
Job and life skills
13. Community gardening is a healthy, inexpensive activity for youth
that can bring them closer to nature and allow them to interact with
each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way.
19. Community gardens add beauty to the community and heighten
people’s awareness and appreciation of living things.
20. Community gardens filter
rainwater, helping to keep
lakes, rivers and groundwater
Community gardens restore
oxygen to the air and help
reduce air pollution.
Community gardens recycle
huge volumes of organic waste
back into the soil.
22. Community gardens have been shown to actually
increase property values in the immediate vicinity
where they are located.
PowerPoint presentation by Lisa Nunn
Benefits of community gardening gathered from:
Photos courtesy of Elaine Evans, Kamil Bialus and Lisa Nunn