This guide provides a framework for organizing and managing different types of community gardens with a primary focus on neighborhood community gardens, which typically share the following characteristics.
Boston Natural Areas Network works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land - Urban Wilds, Greenways and...
Though her memories of working in a community garden alongside her parents aren’t exactly fond ones, somewhere along the garden path Kathy Jentz got bit by the gardening bug.“As a child in the 1970s, we lived in apartments and townhomes, so we gardened in community gardens,” says Jentz.
With the onset of spring, green buds are arising in unexpected places: Dayton’s urban agricultural sites. The Hanley Sustainability Institute has sprouted a new partnership with both Mission of Mary Cooperative and East End Community Services to embark upon a new...
“Our goal is ambitious. It’s to eliminate food deserts in America completely in seven years.” Michelle Obama spoke these words almost four years ago to students at Philadelphia’s Fairhill Elementary School, as part of her Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States.
Tucked underneath the Interstate 40 underpass on the corner of Jo Johnston Avenue and Pearl Street lies Farm in the City, a community garden for families and avid gardeners in the Davidson County area.
A successful, long-term and healthy garden community requires just as much cultivating as the garden itself. Smart leaders and organizers focus on the people first before the garden is even built. And savvy leaders know that the behavior they model sets the tone for the community as a whole.
Church and community members have used the garden to grow produce that's donated to a food bank, and are now laying the foundation for a larger five-year project, installing irrigation and planting trees they hope will yield cherries, peaches, apples, pears and other fruit.
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