Start A Community Food Garden

Start A Community Food Garden

The Essential Handbook

eBook - 2014
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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 was designed to be used by community garden leaders as an educational tool for teaching new members how to successfully garden.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781604696684
1604696680
160469484X
9781604694840
Characteristics: 1 online resource (203 pages) : illustrations

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ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

How do you turn a hopeful idea for a community garden into a functional reality? Start with this handbook from experienced gardener and organizer LaManda Joy. Not only does Joy break down the basics of growing, she also describes what needs to happen before breaking ground: finding a site, raising funds, managing neighborhood volunteers, designing the garden...the list of tasks can seem overwhelming, but with Joy's practical guidance, even thorny logistics and personality clashes can be addressed in a positive, sensible way. Geared toward newcomers to grassroots projects but relevant even for experienced organizers, Start a Community Food Garden is an "essential and accessible resource" (Booklist). Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

How do you turn a hopeful idea for a community garden into a functional reality? Start with this handbook from experienced gardener and organizer LaManda Joy. Not only does Joy break down the basics of growing, she also describes what needs to happen before breaking ground: finding a site, raising funds, managing neighborhood volunteers, designing the garden...the list of tasks can seem overwhelming, but with Joy's practical guidance, even thorny logistics and personality clashes can be addressed in a positive, sensible way. Geared toward newcomers to grassroots projects but relevant even for experienced organizers, Start a Community Food Garden is an "essential and accessible resource" (Booklist). Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

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