Research has shown that Community gardens help individuals and families connect, reduce stress, increase physical activity, share quality time in the outdoors, improve nutrition, and even save as much as $400-$1000 per year on grocery expenses!
Community gardens; especially Military community gardens are special. A Military community garden; in addition to all the expected benefits, can provide a sense of belonging, or “roots,” despite nomadic Military lifestyle. Research shows that Military gardens can create a real sense of belonging and minimize turmoil associated with deployments and other long separations (Bowen, et al. 2003). Having a dedicated place to support growth (literally and figuratively) is a benefit, especially when considering space constraints in housing, dorms, or apartments.
Fort Gordon Community Garden is “Chemical Free – Bird, Bee and Kid Friendly” Garden. We are a teaching garden for Fort Gordon Child & Youth Services (CYS) programs and have support programming for all new gardeners and a place to share garden tips and advice for every level of gardening experience. Fort Gordon Woodworth Consolidated Library will host a “Fort Gordon Garden Club”. This club is slated to meet the third Thursday once a month at 5pm starting July 2016. The garden club will also meet one Saturday a month at the community garden for special garden topics and hand’s on garden workshops.
Plots are 9 ft. X 9 ft., annual cost for the March thru December season is $45. Registration for plots will be available to previous year’s gardeners the first Monday in February, and will open to the general public the first Monday in March. The garden will open the first Saturday in March.
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