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Start a Community Food Garden

The Essential Handbook
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Timber Press
 | 
December, 2014
ISBN:
9781604694840
Quantity: 
1
$33.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Community gardening enhances the fabric of towns and cities through social interactions and accessibility to fresh food, and has an enormously positive effect on the lives of everyone it touches. And with more than 18,000 (and growing) gardens spread through the United States and Canada, they are quickly becoming a primary source for fresh food in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

LaManda Joy, the founder of Chicago’s Peterson Garden Project and a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, has worked in the community gardening trenches for years and brings her knowledge to the wider world in Start a Community Food Garden. This hardworking guide covers every step of the process: fundraising, community organizing, site sourcing, garden design and planning, finding and managing volunteers, and managing the garden through all four seasons. A section dedicated to the basics of growing 21 sure-fire vegetables was designed to be used by community garden leaders as an educational tool for teaching new members how to successfully garden.

The first step toward creating a community garden is to discover and articulate the reason for starting it—to create your mission statement. This will help everyone involved understand what it will take for the garden to survive for the long haul… The mission will become the story of your garden, its origin myth, and formally articulating it with a mission statement in those seminal first meetings will help tremendously through the challenges and issues that will be encountered as the garden comes to life.

Publisher’s Description: 

Community gardening enhances the fabric of towns and cities through social interactions and accessibility to fresh food, and has an enormously positive effect on the lives of everyone it touches. And with more than 18,000 (and growing) gardens spread through the United States and Canada, they are quickly becoming a primary source for fresh food in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

LaManda Joy, the founder of Chicagos Peterson Garden Project and a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, has worked in the community gardening trenches for years and brings her knowledge to the wider world in Start a Community Food Garden. This hardworking guide covers every step of the process: fundraising, community organizing, site sourcing, garden design and planning, finding and managing volunteers, and managing the garden through all four seasons. A section dedicated to the basics of growing was designed to be used by community garden leaders as an educational tool for teaching new members how to successfully garden.
 

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