With so many vacant lots around these days there are a lot of community gardens popping up. Bulldozed housing, vacant lots and even the medians of roads are now growing vegetables to feed local communities. I have even seen some groups that have built greenhouses and put in aquaponics systems since they are easy to maintain for gardeners of all abilities.
Of course some cities like to regulate everything you do and gardens are no exception
Here is a big project – 140′ long setup in Duluth.
This summer, we’re planning on building a permaculture garden in our back parking lot. The center of the project is a 140-foot long, 12-foot wide, 6-foot high berm, filled with logs and covered with dirt and plants.
And of course whenever movements start hitting the mainstream everyone wants to regulate it
It may be that the winter doldrums are in full force but it seems that everything I read recently or issues that come up about community gardening are changing what the term means. When movements mature they are often …
If you are thinking about putting a community garden together for charitable donations here is some info
Community gardeners can reap more than vegetables from their garden beds if they donate some of their harvest to a neighborhood food pantry. Here are the steps to starting a Plant a Row for the Hungry donation program at …
And of course there are always party poopers..
Once again we have been reminded that there are people out there who don’t think community gardens are a good idea. The news of two different threats this past week to community gardens in Philadelphia and Camden …