Sunday, February 1, 2009

Community Gardens Grow Healthy Food!


With all the alarm these days about getting safe food, it's no wonder many people are looking for a community garden to get their own tomatoes, lettuce, watermelons or whatever suits them. Folks like a community garden because they can learn from each other the best practices. I find food crops a lot harder to manage than oramentals. Seems as if they are more prone to disease. To be an organic gardener you need as much advice as you can get. Organic Gardening magazine has always been a great resource for me. In Brooklyn, where I have gardened a lot, youth have developed a farmers market from their produce. They've learned business skills as well as horticulture. If you want to grow food for your family, a community garden is a great way to go. Get ideas on how to start a community garden from www.communitygarden.org. Also, check out the new guidebook COMMUNITY GARDENING from bbg.org or from AMAZON.COM

2 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

It looks great, first time here and I must say I really like what i see. / Tyra

Shady Gardener said...

thank you for information on creating a rain collection barrel. I'm very interested in this... hope my husband likes the idea! :-)