Do you dream of the joys of gardening, but with the convenience of apartment living? Lighthouse apartment residents can take advantage of this through our private community garden!
Living in a city often leaves us feeling disconnected from the natural world and separated from green spaces. Urban community gardens give city-dwellers the opportunity to reconnect with the natural world, and to take part in beautifying their local environment. Spending time in the garden has been shown to boost mood and foster feelings of peace and relaxation.
Garden plants are not only beautiful, but can help remove airborne pollutants from the environment. Open soil absorbs rainwater, preventing it from washing harmful chemicals from city streets into our precious wetlands and waterways.
There are more practical benefits, too! Have you ever bought a head of lettuce only to have it start browning and wilting in just a day or two? Or bought a vine-ripened tomato only to have it taste like…well, like nothing special? Many fruits and vegetables that you find at your local grocery store, even when they’re organic, have been harvested young and shipped many miles to reach the store shelves. This impacts their flavor and lifespan once they enter your kitchen. Freshly grown fruits and vegetables last longer, taste better, and promote good health.
Fresh kitchen herbs add a punch of flavor to your favorite dishes and are among the easiest garden plants to grow. In fact, they’re one of the garden plants most often recommended for beginning gardeners, and one of the easiest ways to bring a home cooked meal from boring to brilliant.
Fresh flowers have a way of brightening up a room, especially when they come from your own garden. Not only that, but they may even live longer than flowers from a shop because they haven’t been shipped under refrigeration. You can just grow your favorites, and change up your floral arrangements as the mood strikes.
The gentle springs, beautiful summers, and crisp autumns that we enjoy here in the Pacific Northwest mean that we have a large variety of garden plants to choose from. There are options for every kind of garden and every kind of gardener!
Does the idea of taking care of an entire garden make you feel overwhelmed? Our community garden is located in raised planters, which makes weeding, managing plantings, and other garden activities a breeze. Different plants thrive in different parts of the growing season, so you can keep growing things through the spring, summer, and early fall. Growing in planters also improves soil drainage, meaning that even in wetter parts of the year, the roots of your plants will be stronger and healthier.
Residents can access all of these benefits, improved mental and physical health, improvements to the environment, better tasting food, and the beauty of the natural world, for no additional charge. Contact our leasing office for more details and start getting your hands dirty!
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