Downtown Lafayette, Indiana has an ever growing number of urban gardens that are made possible by multiple collaborations between local organizations and individual volunteers. Gardens such as these bring an element of nature and food to urban areas where they otherwise would not be. They have the power to increase community engagement, provide common ground for community members to gather, work, eat and connect, and in my opinion present an opportunity for everyone in our area to join together, regardless of any socioeconomic disparity. I think this unification and the things that create space for it to grow are crucial to being able to understand and support all of the people in our communities. Find out more at www.growlocallafayette.org.