What's growing on? Neighborhood gardens
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's a trend growing wild in North Central Florida: home gardens.
Dozens of gardens are lining the streets of neighborhoods.
"It's easy really," Cindy Noel says. She grows in her front yard. "People think vegetable gardening is unsightly and I'm trying to change that."
She started small, "my first beds were only 4x4 feet."
She says it's all about location....location...location.
"You need six-eight hours of sunlight for veggie growing, you can put it anywhere with that amount of sunlight."
Judith Bellaire gardens on the side of her home and says she was shocked at her success.;
"I had never grown anything successfully in my life and I wasn't sure how it was going to go." She, like Noel, started small.
"We produce probably one-third of our family's produce," she explains, "my children love it, they come grab a snack when they're hungry - I feel like i'm passing it on to them."
These women aren't alone.
"This neighborhood is getting excited about growing, several people have chickens, several have plots and a couple of front yards that you see a bunch of edibles," Bellaire said.
"There's a wide assortment of people growing," Noel added.
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