Hot food straight from the oven in a community garden? But aren’t ovens found inside buildings? Not in community gardens that have taken up cooking with cobb.
Community gardens involve residents in sharing in the creation, maintenance and rewards of gardening. They provide food, recreation and therapeutic opportunities for a community. They can also promote environmental awareness and provide community education.
Where they exist, community gardens form an important part of a city’s public open space network.
“ON BEHALF OF the students, participants, volunteers, staff and committee of the Ravenswood Community Garden, a huge thank you for the Inaugural Community Garden Excellence Award.
There are two ways to start a community garden… from the bottom up or the top down.
Both approaches work and which one is used depends upon where the proposal for a community garden comes from.
Community garden organisers face a number of challenges such as finding land, convincing the landholder that you will manage the land in a responsible manner…
Just where you start planning for a community garden depends upon the circumstances you are faced with, such as whether you have found a parcel of land and whether you have a group of people willing to put in the work of getting a garden going. The starting point will be different for all of us.
Now that we have seen how other community gardens are run, it’s time for our group to make a start planning
Having formed a group and planned your garden project, it’s time to find a site if you do not have one already.
Now that you have brought your gardening group together and found land, it’s time to start the design process…
You might think that it has taken a lot of effort to get this far are you are right, but time spent in planning is time well spent. You don’t then have to waste your time correcting the mistakes of bad or non-existent planning.