The Community Gardening Handbook

The Community Gardening Handbook

The Guide to Organizing, Planning, and Caring for A Community Garden

Paperback - 2017
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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

Published: Irvine, CA :, Lumina Media,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781620082553
Branch Call Number: 635 RAS
Characteristics: 144 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm


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Apr 21, 2017

Excellent, straight-forward explanation of the what, where, who, and why. Practical advice and cautions to keep in mind. Well worth the time to read.
Good for: Someone thinking about setting up (or maybe only joining) a community garden.


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