Self-Watering Community Gardens | Kiwanis Senior's Home | SIP Gardens
Gardening is such a beautiful thing and wonderful activity for any age - but all the more important as we begin to get older.
We all know this intuitively - but there are many current scientific studies reporting a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression, anxiety, and body mass index, as well as increases in life satisfaction, quality of life, and sense of community. For these reasons - every community center, seniors centers, assisted living community, and hospital needs a garden.
In this context, SIP Gardens can help reduce maintenance costs and water usage - but more importantly, self-watering gardens can help gardeners, even with little experience achieve garden success! That magical, rewarding feeling of harvesting that ripe tomato you grew from a seed. That feeling never wears off, no matter your age!
This project was built by LifeSpace Gardens for the Kiwanis Tower in North Vancouver. It was a big moment for the entire community with many members waiting for years for their chance to grow their own food, so it was a very exciting moment.
Not only Self-watering, but the SIP system allowed LifeSpace to build elevated raised beds on legs - with bottoms that will not rot out over time. This is an excellent example of the hidden value that SIPs provide in extending the longevity of your garden investments.
Enjoy the video that LifeSpace put together of this wonderful installation!