RE: Starting a Community Garden
More research and tedium, I'm afraid, but there are alot of good do and
DON'T information here.You should check out the links on the ACGA website:
http://communitygarden.org./index.html ; The Trust for Public Land site:
http://www.igc.apc.apc.org.tpl ; The Green Guerillas Organization:
http://www.greenguerillas.org ; and the archives of the community gardeners
webserv : http://firstname.lastname@example.org ( there is much great stuff
that you can use.) One of the oldest continually runing community gardens in
the US is University of Wisconsin Eagle Heights Garden ( website:
http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~ehgarden . )
For good measure, please check out garden rules on the website of our tiny (
less than an acre) NYC community garden
http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org . In NYC, land use is a blood sport as
contentious as anything in the Middle East. My personal word of wisdom is
that community gardening is 50% gardening and 100% political. Folks around
you have to want to have your there as an amenity for the neighborhood.
Otherwise the there will always be another usage ( old people's home,
yuppie-coops, health center) that will take precedence to the community
With your brilliant gardening talents and newly acquired organizing skills,
you'll be leading us.
Clinton Community Garden
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> UC Master Gardeners seek help from wise community garden founders!
> We are in the process of helping start a community garden in Southern
> California, and after much tedious research, we feel as though we are
> trying to re-invent the wheel. Does anyone have any advice as far as
> rules, regulations, gardener recruiting, donation solicitation, fund
> raising, any gardening tips, or any DO NOT TRY THIS advice that they can
> send us?
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