Communal gardens within social housing properties play a vital role for tenants and the local community more broadly. They encourage individual wellbeing of tenants through nutrition, physical exercise and mental wellness as well as help facilitate and increase tenant involvement in social interactions on site. On-site community gardens encourage stronger communications, acceptance and understanding between diverse tenants from different backgrounds, cultures and age groups and as well as an opportunity to celebrate each other’s unique differences through shared activities and opportunities for communal harvest celebrations. Tenants are also able to build and exhibit a range of capacity building skills in communication, teamwork, project management and gardening. Tenants are also able to show leadership in and pride for their local community and physical environment.
The universal design of Vegepods, their ability to be set up anywhere and be self-contained, and product features that ensure both organic and low maintenance gardening, make them the perfect solution for community style gardening projects.