If you have no desire to have a garden in your home or yard, another way to try mindful gardening is to look within your community. Community gardens are becoming a great way for people to garden outside without the hassle at home. According to Food Revolution, people tend to turn to gardening during times of insecurity in the world. So, it makes sense that community gardens are popping up everywhere at this moment in time. You can find them in schools, hospitals, neighborhoods, churches, and clubs — basically, any place where groups of people gather.
You may think that being mindful in a public space such as a community garden is impossible, but it’s actually perfect. These types of gardens bring people together, are sustainable for the environment, improve food security, and have healthy benefits. The community garden may be the only time you are able to get outside and be in nature each week. Utilize this time to really take in the life around you, breathe deeper, and find gratitude for the moment. In a world where we often lack connection, a community garden offers the perfect opportunity to meet other mindful friends.