Letter to the Editor

Consider community gardens

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To the editor:

The recent op-ed article by David Lillard advocating Victory gardens and other forms of local food production was both timely and outstanding. In the coming hard economic times the development of local food sources is very important.

Not everyone in Greencastle has yards suitable for gardening, so I would like to take his op-ed a step further by suggesting that organizations in Greencastle with small amounts of land initiate community gardens.

The city, DePauw, churches, schools, and retirement homes all are candidates for setting aside land for community gardens.

Plots do not have to be large. In fact, they can be quite small. Not only do community gardens provide a local source of nutritious food, but as the name implies, they also foster a sense of community. They are truly a win-win situation.

For more information about community gardens check out the American Community Garden Association's website.

Bruce Sanders