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

©2014
Physical Description:
203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
ISBN:
9781604694840
Format :
Book