Growing popularity of community gardens

Amid city streets, a growing trend - The Boston Globe

There are community gardens in neighborhoods all over Boston, but none in North Allston or North Brighton. Because our homes are so close together (limiting the amount of sunlight our yards get) and our house lots are quite small, a plot at a community garden is the only way many of us would be able to grow much of anything. Herter Park along the Charles has two gardens, but the gardeners seem to be people who drive in from other communities, not local neighbors meeting and socializing as they grow food and flowers. This list of gardens with available space shows that and Allston/Brighton resident starting a new garden would have drive several miles to find one.

The cost savings and better quality of food from your own garden is undeniable. I don't think we will every have the a garden large enough for 285 families like Mattapan has at the Clark Cooper Community Gardens. But some community gardening would certainly be better than none, either at Library Park or elsewhere.


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