Community gardens offer many benefits — gardening knowledge, social bonding and, most importantly, the increased production and consumption of nutritious, fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Here are Best Practices for Garden Visitors if a community garden remains open to visitors beyond volunteers/maintenance crews. Visitors should take additional precautions to allow safe enjoyment and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are feeling ill or showing signs of illness.
- Wash/sanitize your hands before and after visiting the garden.
- Follow all new and existing garden policies.
- Maintain social distancing (6 feet between individuals).
- Limit interactions and time spent in the garden.
- Minimize contact with surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, gates, latches, railings).
- Wash your hands and any produce you bring home to reduce contamination.
Read Purdue Extension’s article for additional information about community gardening.
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