The Community Gardening Handbook: The Guide to Organizing, Planting, and Caring for a Community Garden (Paperback)

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Community gardens are "cropping" up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more and more people become interested in getting back to nature and growing their own food, the community-gardening movement is exploding in popularity, giving city and suburban dwellers an opportunity to try out their green thumbs. This colorfully illustrated guide to community gardening offers comprehensive planning and planting advice to those looking to start a community garden as well as to those interested in joining an existing garden.

Inside The Community Garden Handbook:

-Profiles of different types of community gardens around the world, such as community-supported agriculture, shared plots and individual plots, orchards, rooftop gardens, movable gardens, and more

-Getting the whole family involved in the community's gardening efforts

-Starting a community garden from scratch, including gathering a team, navigating the legalities, and securing funds

-Organizing fun community events, such as seed swaps and workshops, to raise awareness of and draw participants to community gardens

-Selecting a site, Planning the garden's layout, irrigation system, and division of plots

-A season-by-season schedule of tasks to maximize growing and harvesting and maintain the garden in the off-season

-A plant directory featuring detailed descriptions of close to 50 flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more that will thrive in a community-garden setting

About the Author

Ben Raskin: Ben Raskin is the head of horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK. He launched the Soil Association's flagship Organic Apprenticeship Scheme in 2007. He helped to set up and run The Community Farm near Bristol, UK and is on the board of the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620082553
ISBN-10: 1620082551
Publisher: Companionhouse Books
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English

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