As part of our legacy as a country, most towns had a town square – a gathering place for the community for celebrations, meeting people, sharing news and information and to gather in times of trouble or uneasiness. Many cities have lost this and many municipalities – while the square still exists – just have a big old building (usually a courthouse) sitting in the middle of the block in the center of town. What else has been lost is the sense of community that we once shared – where people worked together for a common purpose.
What if you could help your town – or city or community center – recapture that sense of community pride, that sense of shared purpose that mission of working together to do something remarkable or to simply grow some vegetables for use within the community.
This is where an Eco Garden Systems’ Original Garden comes in to the picture. A 4’x6’ sustainable raised garden bed, each garden becomes a centerpoint of a community – a shared purpose where people can gather, share knowledge, share time and reconnect on a personal (rather than electronic) level.
Around the US there is a movement taking place – one designed to recapture this sense of community. This movement is working to replace grass with gardens and change the way public land is used to not only become more productive but the re-cast how communities form. From San Diego to Boston work is being done to help build community gardens – but not just a formal “Community Garden” but also re-useable growing spaces that allow strangers to meet and form bonds of “community” – around the shared purpose of growing food for themselves and for others. In our electronic world of today, the human connection has been damaged. We have access to more information but seem to be lacking in wisdom and knowledge. We know how things work without ever having the experience of making them work. A garden is a perfect example – we have combined the art of nurturing plants with the science behind how plants thrive to create the perfect growing platform designed to enhance that sense of community.
Whether your community is a city or town, a high-rise/low-rise multi-family dwelling, a community center or some other team seeking to create a community, we believe that gardening in an Eco Garden will help everyone find their next community.