Community gardens and the UN’s sustainable development goals

The UN has a ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development‘ which includes 17 goals to try to achieve.

Community gardens work towards at least four of these.

Community gardens grow local food, often with permaculture systems, that local people can share
Community gardens welcome people of all ages, abilities and cultures. Gardening is healthy and promotes social, spiritual, physical and emotional well being
Producing food locally reduces the supply chain and makes communities more resilient. Community gardens can help individuals learn to be more self-sufficient in fun ways
Community gardens share their produce, often for free. They also help us to see how food is produced and to avoid creating waste

Can you think of any of the other sustainable development goals that community gardens can work towards? To find out more about this click on the 2030 Agenda link above to visit the UN’s page.

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