Urban agriculture of the community kind is on the rise, but University of New South Wales research suggests the health benefits go way beyond what ends up on the dinner table. These benefits include a better sense of community, more physical activity for participants, and countless advantages for sustaining the environment. Local food production makes a lot of sense from an environmental view, and these local systems can also provide food for future generations if the gardens are maintained. It's all about engaging community residents in the projects and sustaining growth for the future--not only with the plants and flowers but with the participation of friends and neighbors.
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