Where once there was a lack of communication between neighbors, there is now a new sense of collaboration. Shared gardens, permaculture classes, green buildings, and solar projects, are ideas that are literally bringing down the fences in these communities.
According to "The Garden Controversy,” a study published by the University of London, suburban backyard gardens are three times more productive than farmland. When comparing food production on 1 acre of suburban land to food production on 1 acre of farmland, the suburbs produced three times the weight of food per acre than the farmland. In other words, small gardens aren't a waste of time!
I for one do not eat GMO foods and believe that we need to take back our ability to grow our own foods. I realize that we do not all have yards where we can grow our own crops, but we need more community gardens, and we need to educate ourselves on what we can do to help sustain our earth and to put healthy foods into our bodies.