When we know more about where our food comes from, we can begin to have more control over our diet so that we eat healthier and in ways that reduce our impact on the land. Community gardens are a great balance between everyone needing to go out and learn how to grow their food, and everyone just depending on imported foods or non-local growers. By teaching ourselves and each other how to grow food, and sharing that knowledge (as well as the fruits of our labor) with each other, we build community and eat better.
Neighborhood associations, local growers, various non-profits, and other interested individuals could collaborate to start a community garden at central location(s) in town. Workshops, shared supplies, etc. could be put together to make it a fun and educational experience.