Getting Into Gardening

It’s officially spring time! The sun is shining and the birds are chirping! Flowers and blooming and the trees are starting to turn green again. This is the time of year where everyone loves to spend more time outside, and what better way to do that than by growing your own garden?

No matter what stage of life you’re in, tending to a garden will bring you tons of benefits! Not only will you have fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy, but it is also a way to get connected with nature. Gardening has been known to be therapeutic, forcing you to step away from the stresses of everyday life and instead, put your energy into caring for the earth. Perhaps you have children! By teaching them to love gardening from a young age, you’re instilling unique skills and a love for nature that they’ll carry with them until they grow older.

So, how do you start a garden? Well, if you have your own backyard, it’s as easy as heading to home depot and picking up some supplies, soil, and seeds! Make sure to do some research as to what soil to get, whether or not to use raised garden beds, and what to plant. This all differs by zone! However, if you’re in an apartment or simply don’t have a backyard, have no fear. You can garden too!

Like most cities, the Woodlands offers several community garden locations that allow you to rent out a plot and grow your own food! While there can sometimes be a waitlist for these plots, they also offer volunteer programs that allow you to get your hands dirty and help grow food that will be donated to local food banks. So not only do you gain experience for when a plot becomes available, but you’re also giving back to those in need!

If you’re looking to join a community garden, check out one of these locations:

  • Veggie Village at Alden Bridge Sports Park

  • Bear Branch Community Garden

  • Wendtwoods Community Vegetable Garden

We hope we’ve inspired you to get out into your community this Spring and grow something fresh for your kitchens!