Community Gardens Projects

A community garden may be able to reduce the impact of “food deserts” in low-income areas.  By working in a community garden and growing their own food, residents gain greater access to nutritious food that is necessary to live a healthy life. 

Unfortunately, many city dwellers don’t have a yard in which to plant a garden.  But a vacant neighborhood lot can serve as a good setting for a community garden.  Community gardens can fill the need and satisfaction of growing vegetables and fresh flowers for yourself.  

These shared plots of land where people gather together to grow fresh veggies and flowers are popping up all over the country.  Rotary clubs can bring together their resources to get a community garden started in their area, and provide residents the opportunity to grow their own food.


USDA Community Garden Guide

Penn State Master Gardener Program

Penn State Community Garden

The Power of a Garden - Rotary

How to Create a Community Garden

How to Start a Community Garden

Rodale Institute