Gardens can be good for people and the planet. Even if you don't have a green thumb (or can't be entrusted to watch other peoples' house plants), you can still do your part to support the gardening movement. For example, here's a step-by-step guide to starting an urban garden. If you have some room on your apartment balcony, back deck, or front porch, try growing something. You'll be surprised at the amount of herbs or vegetables that can be grown in just a single pot.
Or, if you have some more space and want to try your hand at it, start your own organic garden. You can cut the flowers and take them to neighbors to brighten their day, or you can collect the produce and offer it to friends and family. You could also donate an entire row of your garden to give to the hungry.
In other words, whether you're an active gardener or a passive plant waterer, you have a chance to help others by supporting gardening in one form or another. Here's to gardening for good!
How are you using your garden to help others?
What are you planting in your yard or on your porch this spring? Let us know in the comments below!