Sunday, June 30, 2013

City of Lone Tree Request

The City of Lone Tree is currently seeking input from residents to determine whether there is interest in a community garden. Community gardens offer opportunities for people to grow fresh produce and plants while providing a place for neighbors to socialize and connect with the environment. 

A short, six question survey will help the City decide where a potential community garden might go; how far participants are willing to travel; and what factors are important in determining whether residents would use a community garden.

To participate, please complete the online survey located at www.cityoflonetree.com/communitygardensurvey by Wednesday, July 24.
For more information, contact Jennifer Drybread at Lone Tree Community Development, 303-708-1818jennifer.drybread@cityoflonetree.com
About Community Gardens:
  • Community gardens provide opportunity for people to grow fresh produce and plants in a public setting.
  • The widespread practice of community gardening emerged in the U.S. during World War I and II (called Victory Gardens).  Parks and Recreation magazine reports that community gardens are once again flourishing, with more than 18,000 gardens in cities and urban communities around the country.
  • Community gardens can improve nutrition, physical activity, community engagement, safety, educational opportunities and economic benefits for a neighborhood and its residents. 
  • In the United States, a meal travels about 13,000 miles, on average, before reaching your plate. Eating locally produced foods reduces fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and a variety of other negative environmental consequences associated with the transportation of foods.
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