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  • Seeds, Plants
  • Greenhouse Garden as resource for seed starting, plants, education, lg. events

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  • 1. Community Gardens in Parks Krista Bailey Program Director Unity Gardens, Inc.
  • 2. Community gardens provide gardening and educational opportunities that help connect people to each other and to the natural world.
  • 3. What is a Community Garden?
    • Land Gardened By A Group Of People
    • Community or Individual Plots
    • Multi-Generational
    • "Urban Agriculture"
  • 4. Why Start a Community Garden? Economic and educational opportunities Produce nutritious, local, fresh food
  • 5. Why Start a Community Garden? Bring together various ages, races, and ethnicities. For recreation and exercise Provides a way for residents to take ownership of the land
  • 6. Why Start a Community Garden? Bring people outside Decreases crime Raises property values
  • 7. Why Start a Community Garden? Preserve green space Create a social networking, meeting and play space Educational opportunity for all ages
  • 8. Why Start a Community Garden? Economic support for neighborhood residents Community Service Project Youth entrepreneurial experience
  • 9. Why Start a Community Garden? FOOD!!
  • 10. How to Get Started: Planting the Seed Initial Meeting
  • 11. How to Get Started: Planting the Seed Publicize the event
  • 12. Garden Land Lots of sun Water source Soil quality Lighting Fence Manageable rubble, debris – if any
  • 13. Garden Land Room for parking cars and bikes Close to neighborhood residents Accessible by public transit Availability Extended community interest
  • 14. Planning for the Garden Include an educational component Liability Insurance Youth involvement Tap into existing garden network in area Gardener Registration and Sign Up Engage park staff: who will do what (maintenance, chemicals or no, etc.)
  • 15. Planning for the Garden
  • 16. Garden Designs Communal: Gardeners take responsibility for one crop. Shared work/harvest days. Shared harvest. Individual plots an additional possibility (here, single raised beds are in background).
  • 17. Garden Designs Neighborhood plot on area green space. Shared work and harvest creates a source of neighborhood pride and fresh food!
  • 18. Garden Designs Bonus Features: containers in parking lots, gathering space… … and a place for the children.
  • 19. Garden Designs Combination shared and solo space: Large shared mono-crop with family beds alongside.
  • 20. Garden Designs Unity Garden: Open garden concept. Plant, weed, water, learn, harvest as you can, need, want.
  • 21. Do it Together! Family days, work days, harvest days (with food!!), volunteer days, Master Gardener education days…
  • 22. Plan to Party!
  • 23. Celebrate with the children
  • 24. Share the Wealth
  • 25. Enjoy!
  • 26. For more information:
    • American Community Gardening Association
    • http://www.communitygarden.org
    • Unity Gardens, Inc.
    • www.UnityGardensInc.org .
    • [email_address]