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Re: Garden plot size

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Garden plot size
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:37:55 EST

Dear Mr. Bailey,

Some friendly advice:

Don't make the plots larger than your individual gardeners can handle by visiting them a few times a week during the growing season.  Also, in your planning, create a public viewing garden and gathering place as the site for garden parties, community outreach, and to create an oasis for neighborhood folks as a home grown botanic garden. To see how we do this at the Clinton Community Garden ( which is a puny third of an acre in Midtown Manhattan) go here:  Clinton Community Garden.

You must read this ACGA link:  ACGA: Starting a CG

Then  go the the individual community garden links on the American Community Gardening Association website:  Community Garden Links . Do yourself a favor and read all the individual garden links because the wheel you are looking for may have already been invented.

Put that extra time into having a few beers with your gardeners. Group cohesion is the key.

On Plot size,The average seems to be 10' x10' feet, with room for paths and of course the piped in water that you are going to have available to each gardener from carefully placed spigots.  Also, there should be a centrally available tool shed, and depending on your gardener population, raised beds created for seniors, limited mobility or wheelchair bound gardeners.   Gardening With Seniors and the Disabled

Now the CCG  Clinton Community Garden  has 4' x 6' plots, and they produce alot, but with your proposed acreage, it's kind of small.

Also, if you expect your project to be sucessfull, you need good Karma.  To get good Karma you WILL join the American Community Garden as soon as possible to get the goddesses on your side ;) . Joining the ACGA

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
Clinton Community Garden

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