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Community Garden Answered

Hello all,

I was doing some work in the garden, weeding and harvesting some Veg when I had an idea.

I thought "I wish my local community had a place where I could grow my own plants with everyone else that I know". Then I thought "Maybe I should set up 'my' own community garden!"

It has since become my mission of the day (and hopefully the next few months or so) to try and figure out how to make this happen. But almost immediately I have run into many problems. I have managed to sort these problems into 4 sections:

1. Location

2. Price (renting or buying?)

3. Management

4.Resources (human AND natural)

I think that time will not be too much of a problem, as the summer holidays are commencing soon which will bring me a great amount of free time.

I know it's a big ask of you to think up any solutions/tactics that I can use for this project, but I know that it's been done before and documented as an 'Ible at least once.

This is more of a question than a forum topic, so to bring the relevance levels to a happy medium I ask:

What are your experiences of Community Gardens?

What are your opinions of them?

Thank you for your input,




8 years ago

A good place to start might be this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-community-garden/ , followed by this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-Asphalt-Organic-Garden/

This site might be helpful, too: http://www.communitygarden.org/learn/starting-a-community-garden.php

My publically-owned apartment complex has a community garden (where I have a plot :). It was created through a long process of communication and negotiation; to make sure that everybody would be happy, or at least nobody would be too unhappy.