Hello ACGA members,
I am a Landscape Architecture Masters Degree
Candidate at California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona California,
and doing some research on successful community gardens. Right now i am
particularly interested in what keeps gardens successful over time and what
values must be present in the people who take it upon themselves to keep these
projects going. I would like to ask you some questions, hoping that your
collective knowledge can give me some insight.
1. How did your community garden
project begin? was there an expressed need in the community? Who
spearheaded the initial organizing (one person/group of
2. Do successfull community gardens
need and organizational structure? How is your garden organized?
How are decisions reached? Is there a person or group serving as an
admistrative body - a 'leader'? If so, how do they
3. For a community garden project
to be successful, what traits should be present in the gardens
coordinating/administrative body? How can these traits be fostered in
other garden members so that the garden can sustain itself over
If you could lend me your opinions on these
matters, i would greatly apprieciate it. Thank you for taking time out
of your day to share your knowledge.