Give your child a memorable time. Start gardening for Kids

Let your child pluck guavas, berries, mangoes. Let him climb on trees and know our mother nature. Lets start fruit & other plant gardening in our housing society, schools, roadside, nearby open lands…

An idea that is becoming increasingly popular among housing society members is creating and maintaining a community garden.

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Many city based communities are now turning to community gardens to become self-sufficient and also to deal with ecological issues by adding a tinge of green to the surroundings.

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If you happen to live in a housing society that has a large space for gardens, your task will be easier.

You can take up the lead and work towards creating a thriving space of greenery along with your neighbours and other residents.

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Get together a band of people who share your enthusiasm for gardening and farming. Hold a meeting that outlines the benefits of a garden within your housing society that can be more than just pleasing to the eye.

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You can easily grow fruit plants in your garden which are low in maintenance and high in benefits for generations to come. Few of them are here.

1. Mango

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2. Papaya

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3. Guava

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4. Orange

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5. Pomegranate

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6. Chikoo

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7. Lemon

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If you have just a small patch of land at hand, decide on what you can grow in it. You can choose from among growing vegetables, one or two fruit trees and some beautiful flowering plants.

Common terrace space can also be utilized to grow the plants in containers or small pots.

The Social benefits of a fruit garden

1. Peace or party

Gardening is often considered a solo pursuit but in fact has always been a social activity.

You may garden alone with your thoughts and tranquillity as a pursuit, but what you create is the perfect venue for a coffee morning, a Sunday barbeque or occasion to share with friends and family.

2. Share knowledge and build relationships

There is a community amongst gardeners, we swap cuttings, seeds and knowledge, are happy to converse for hours about the season, future plans, past successes and failures.

Gardening has always served as a way to break down some of the social barriers existing between neighbours, over the fence or in a community plot.

There are many clubs and societies that organise talks, demonstrations, field trips and social nights. Gardening brings people together.

3. Benefits for the individual

There are socioeconomic benefits to the individual via community gardening such as improved Life quality, personal satisfaction and enjoyment, improved sense of well being including real health and fitness benefits.

Improved diet through production of fresh food and vegetables also translates into positive psychological feeling of self-sufficiency and actual economic well-being.

4. Build communities

Community gardens offer improved sense of well-being to individuals and to the community as a whole.

They are gathering places for neighbours, where friendships and social cohesion develops promoting a community atmosphere and allowing people an opportunity to meet others, share concerns, share skills and even solve a few problems together.

5. Great activities

Gardeners often visit other gardens, attend shows like Bloom, go to open days in historic houses. There is a gardening event calendar and a whole array of social opportunities to gardeners.

6. Online communities

There is great growth in online Gardening Social Networking with many websites and blogs providing an online community for gardeners to meet others who share their passion, to share information and discuss ideas.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.

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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.