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INFO SHEET: Materials for building

INFO SHEET: Materials for building

by Russ Grayson, updated May 2020.

THERE IS A SAYING that goes like this: community gardens that look good are usually community gardens that work well.

I’ve produced this publication to offer guidelines for choosing materials to use in community gardens. The gardens are sometimes located in city parks and it is important that community garden designers and teams maintain a high standard of appearance and ensure that construction presents no safety hazard to gardeners and visitors.

The public is protective of its public lands such as city parks, and poorly built and maintained community gardens are likely to trigger complaints to council. 

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