Calling all city-dwelling green thumbs! The City of Clarksville ranked No. 11, out of 196 U.S. cities, as one of 2022’s Best Cities for Urban Gardening by LawnStarter on March 28.
The study, conducted by LawnStarter in celebration of Lawn and Garden Month in April, sought to identify the cities that provided the most opportunities for their communities to grow food and plants with minimal space.
LawnStarter ranked the 2022 Best Cities using 13 indicators, including easy access to gardening space and supplies, an ideal climate, and a local gardening community. Based on LawnStarter’s metric system, the City of Clarksville received an overall score of 34.83 and scored significantly well in the ‘Biggest Yard’ category.
Other cities in Tennesee included Knoxville (13), Murfreesboro (14), and Chattanooga (17).
What is urban gardening?
According to Burpee, urban gardening is the process of growing plants in an urban environment, often by those who live in apartment buildings, high rises, or other residences with limited outdoor space or semi-private community gardens. Urban gardening methods can include using window boxes and pots on a windowsill to container gardens on a concrete patio or balcony. An urban garden can take on various forms, depending on the amount of space you have or what you plan on growing.
LawnStarter is a startup that strives to make lawn care easy, affordable, and reliable. For more information about this study, visit www.lawnstarter.com/blog/studies/best-cities-urban-gardening/#methodology.