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"Nothing’s better than food straight from the garden to the stomach’. What are the pros and cons of private and community food gardens?

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For the individual:

Pro:
Great tasting fresh food.
You may save a lot of money on produce.
Encourages a healthy diet.
Helps you understand how food is produced.
May have spiritual benefits.
Makes you get outdoors and get some exercise a few times a week.
Builds community -- you get to know your neighbours.
Creates a green space in your urban environment.

Con:
If you aren`t a skilled gardener, all your plants may die.
Raccoon, pigeons, and other urban wildlife may get all your food.
Big city smog can contaminate food.
Requires regular maintenance -- may be hard if you work long hours or...

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