Community gardens are popping up everywhere – never in my life time has personal home gardening and community gardening been more popular.
Why would you want to start or build a community garden?
You would assume the answer is obvious but as a co-founder of a community gardening group in the inner city of Sydney, my experience knows everyone’s answer will differ.
This week I was asked if I would be interested in being part of building a community garden in my home town in the Wollondilly Shire.
I went along to the first garden planning gathering to meet the other interested people and with the goal of understanding what everyone’s reason was for starting the garden.
To assume everyone else will have the same goals, is one of the biggest reasons community gardens fail.
Our new home town community garden group, have agreed to write down their vision / goal / objective statement for the community garden and bring the statements to our next gathering for discussion.
This will help us to know what is important to each other and then together work on one agreed, combined vision statement.
In my experience, it will be this statement that binds a community gardening group together in an united direction – now and in the future.
I am excited to again find myself apart of starting a brand new community garden.