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Community Garden


A plot of land that is gardened by a group of people to produce fruits, vegetables, flowers, and sometimes chickens for egg production. Community gardens exist in a variety of settings, urban and rural, on vacant lots, at schools or community centers, or on donated land. Food may be grown communally, or individuals or families may have individual garden plots or beds.

Example of Community Garden:

In an attempt to have a more localized food source, many neighborhoods adopts the practice of community gardening. Vacant lots are becoming productive when they are planted with various crops that nourishes the local community.
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