Research now shows that community gardening has health effects..

 

A small study undertaken in Salt Lake City found that community gardeners had a lower body mass index (BMI) than their peers who were not community gardeners. It also found that community gardeners were less likely to be fat. 46% less likely for women and 62% less for men.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112826643/community-gardens-produce-health-benefits-041913/

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