Community gardens can make significant contributions to the health of the earth and to the enrichment of our communities.Today I believe healthy gardening programmes like the one here at Blissberry Social Farm are a small but serious challenge to many current policies and practices which put profit before human needs—greenery, open space, fresh food. But you’ll find far more than just a place to grow some seasonal food. Vegetable gardening is a proactive PRACTICE. I like to emphasize that word PRACTICE – the same one used to describe the practice of meditation. Gardening is stress relief, fresh air, exercise, and interconnection with the natural world. Vegetable gardening brings forth productivity. It is a way of being actively engaged in solutions to major world problems. Vegetable gardening – particularly when done together as a community – can be tremendously healing, particularly in these turbulent times.