By Craig Schill
What is a Community Garden?
A community garden is where a community of people come together to create and maintain a garden on public land. Such gardens are typically non-profit but are run like a business in order to ensure the garden is efficient and everyone does his or her part. They are great places for people with no gardening experience to learn and to gain a new respect for the environment.
Community gardens have sprouted up in the Erie area, such as the rain garden project that was begun with the help of Sister Pat Lupo of Environment Erie.
The Benefits of Community Gardens
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Beck