The benefits of community gardens for urban areas - food security

The modern technologies of transport made it easy for food to be transferred from a place to another. People are now more dependent on their food being brought to them anytime and anywhere. In 2008, the prices of food began to rise, and some people could not afford to buy basic kinds of foods. The crisis affected the most vulnerable people in urban communities like young children, women, and the elderly. Community gardens became one solution that produces local food with economic benefits for the community members. Community gardens act as a promising stategy to decrease food insecurity because of their ability to provide lower-income households with access to nutritious food.

Many studies have shown that Community gardens have economic benefits. They provide the urban communites with low-cost food that the community members have chosen to grow. The research tell us that gardeners consumed more vegetables when they were eating food grown in their gardens. Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, green beans and cucumbers were the most common crops grown by community gardeners. 

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