McMillan defines a sense of community as a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to the group and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through their commitment to be together. The science is clear about the benefits of community. Of course, our parents and grandparents generations didn’t need statistics and research to tell them that a sense of belonging to a greater community improves your motivation, health, and happiness. That was the outcome but not the motivation for community. Sharing a space outdoors can be a wonderful opportunity to connect. Need inspiration? Just contact us or have a look at the many pictures sent to us. Create your own backyard paradise at Outdoor Living Today.