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Vote Today for Burr Oak and Redbud Commons' Community Gardens

Vote in Backyard Garden Awards


The Columbus Dispatch Backyard Garden Awards are back!  Vote for Redbud Commons and Burr Oak Commons as your favorite backyard garden from August 7-21st, 2023!

The Community Garden is a popular spot for active adults! Please help us recognize the efforts of our communities to develop, maintain, and harvest to win an award!

Today's rising food costs, a greater understanding and appreciation for sustainable living and organic produce, has created an environment where community gardens are springing up all over the country.Community gardens have been growing in popularity over the past several years, especially in urban areas where access to fresh produce can be limited.

Raised garden beds allow city and apartment dwellers to enjoy the benefits of gardening and foster a spirit of community. The benefits of community gardens are many and include the following:

  • Fresh Food: Studies show that the shorter the distance between harvest and table, the better the food is for you.
  • Land Reclamation: Community gardening allows land to become productive and relaxing environment.
  • Friendships: Gardeners by nature, are a giving group. Friendships and deep bonds are bound to happen when people plant, maintain, and harvest flowers, herbs, and produce in a community garden setting.

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