Earth Gauge Tip of the Week — Spring Gardening


| 4/23/2013 3:56:00 PM


 

April is National Garden Month, a great time to get outside and enjoy spring weather.  Building a garden – large or small – benefits our health, environment and communities.

• Health: Gardening provides physical activity, reduces stress and can lead to healthier eating.Spring Flower Garden

• Environment: Gardens improve the health of local ecosystems by absorbing and filtering rain water, reducing soil erosion, and reducing the urban heat island effect.

• Community: Community gardens can foster connections with neighbors and studies have shown that crime decreases as neighborhood green space increases.



• Economics: Community gardens can increase nearby property values. Composting saves space in landfills, which saves city and taxpayer dollars.



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