Gardens And Friendship: Spending Time With Friends In The Garden

By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

It is certainly no secret that growing a garden can quickly establish a sense of closeness and comradery among its participants. This is especially true for those who grow in local community gardens or shared growing spaces. Gardening with friends can add fun, excitement, and laughter to otherwise mundane chores.

If you don’t have access to gardening groups where you live, you can still enjoy gardening with friends. Exploring new ways to invite friends in the garden will help to further create a growing environment that truly thrives – in more ways than one.

Gardening with Friends

Gardens and friendship often go hand-in-hand. It is fairly obvious that fellow growers will be eager to share tips and techniques learned throughout the years. With the creation of online gardening communities, growers can easily communicate with those who share their passion. Specialized growing groups and official garden societies further cement this relationship. While the purpose of these communities is to share knowledge, many form life-long friendships among their members.

It is only natural to want to share your garden with friends. For many, gardening is much more than a hobby. Having friends in the garden can be achieved in a number of ways, even if they do not necessarily have green thumbs themselves. In recent years, garden sharing has become exceptionally popular. Simply, people create the garden together and each receives mutual benefit through teamwork and cooperation. This is a great option for beginner growers.

Inviting friends into the garden can also be done through sharing the harvest. Though some may not be immediately interested, very seldom do people turn down the opportunity to share a meal with their closest companions. While intricate maintenance details may not be the best way to share your garden with friends, it is likely that they will be intrigued by a meal consisting of the fresh harvest.

Garden fresh meals created for friends and family is a surefire way to spread feelings of love, togetherness, and appreciation. It could also be just enough to spark interest in growing a gardening of their own.

And, if you’re lucky enough to have a friend or two that also garden, all the better! The garden is a great place to connect and share stories of both triumph and tragedy. It not only fosters learning, but allows you to connect and grow alongside your gardens and besties.

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