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Start a community food garden : the essential handbook
Start a community food garden : the essential handbook
Joy, LaManda.
Personal Author:
1st edition.
Publication Information:
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.

Physical Description:
203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
LaManda Joy, the founder of Chicago's Peterson Garden Project and a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, has worked in the community gardening trenches for years and brings her knowledge to the wider world in Start a Community Food Garden. This hardworking guide covers every step of the process: fundraising, community organizing, site sourcing, garden design and planning, finding and managing volunteers, and managing the garden through all four seasons. A section dedicated to the basics of growing was designed to be used by community garden leaders as an educational tool for teaching new members how to successfully garden.
Lot lust, Rosie the Riveter, and corporate burnout, or why I became a community gardener -- So you want to start a community garden? -- Gathering your community. Without community, it's just a garden: getting organized -- Six successful community gardens: Case studies -- Get the party started: Meetings with a mission -- Support structures. Bringing the garden to life: Planning and design -- Taking care of garden business: A structure for sustainability -- Managing the community and the garden. Mobilizing: Developing a team of gardeners and volunteers -- Year-round community: Keeping it fun -- Groundwork for success: Teaching new gardeners -- Twenty-one vegetables to sow, harvest, store, and serve.
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