Community gardens are becoming extremely popular, particularly in urban areas, where gardening space is rare and precious. While we do hear a lot about the positive effects of these gardens on health & well-being and local communities, but setting up a community garden can be difficult where personalities and priorities differ. This article describes how a local community is trying to overcome these obstacles. A good read and definitely good advice for our community garden in Grahame Park.
Community gardens are popping up everywhere – never in my life time has personal home gardening and community gardening been more popular.
Why would you want to start or build a community garden?
You would assume the answer is obvious but as a co-founder of a community gardening group in the inner city of Sydney, my experience knows everyone’s answer will differ.
This week I was asked if I would be interested in being part of building a community garden in my home town in the Wollondilly Shire.
I went along to the first garden planning gathering to meet the other interested people and with the goal of understanding what everyone’s reason was for starting the garden.
To assume everyone else will have the same goals, is one of the biggest reasons community gardens fail.
Our new home town community garden group, have agreed to write down their vision…
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