How do you create a community garden? Find some land, get a few people together … but then what?
That’s when the work really begins: team-building. understanding stakeholder needs. picking the style of community garden that is most appropriate. construction. and beyond construction, keeping it green, beautiful, and PRODUCTIVE.
This coming Sunday, June 2, the “garden team” from the Environmental Change-Makers is offering an open house and discussion session at the Community Garden at Holy Nativity. If you are “thinking about” creating a community garden, or if you are in the middle of creating a community garden, or if you are trying to rejeuvenate a community garden, come by and join in the fun.
The Environmental Change-Makers have built two community gardens, been involved in several community-style installations (plus we’ve been part of a failed garden effort). We’ve seen community gardens in many of their life stages. We will share what worked/didn’t work in all these situations.
If you’re curious, or if you’re knee-deep in it, come on by. Bring your questions. You can see our garden and meet with other groups who are forming gardens. Bring sun hat since much of the session will take place in the garden.
If you are unable to attend, you might still benefit from our booklet about community gardens.
“Thinking about a community garden” discussion
Sunday June 2, 1pm
cost: $10 suggested donation
Community Garden at Holy Nativity, 6700 W. 83rd, Westchester/LA 90045