Start A Community Food Garden

Start A Community Food Garden

The Essential Handbook

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:

Recommended by the American Community Gardening Association

Community gardening enhances the fabric of towns and cities through social interactions and accessibility to fresh food, creating an enormously positive effect in the lives of everyone it touches. 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.

Publisher: Portland :, Timber Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781604694840
Branch Call Number: 635 JOY
Characteristics: 203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

How do you turn a hopeful idea for a community garden into a functional reality? Start with this handbook from experienced gardener and organizer LaManda Joy. Not only does Joy break down the basics of growing, she also describes what needs to happen before breaking ground: finding a site, raising funds, managing neighborhood volunteers, designing the garden...the list of tasks can seem overwhelming, but with Joy's practical guidance, even thorny logistics and personality clashes can be addressed in a positive, sensible way. Geared toward newcomers to grassroots projects but relevant even for experienced organizers, Start a Community Food Garden is an "essential and accessible resource" (Booklist). Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

How do you turn a hopeful idea for a community garden into a functional reality? Start with this handbook from experienced gardener and organizer LaManda Joy. Not only does Joy break down the basics of growing, she also describes what needs to happen before breaking ground: finding a site, raising funds, managing neighborhood volunteers, designing the garden...the list of tasks can seem overwhelming, but with Joy's practical guidance, even thorny logistics and personality clashes can be addressed in a positive, sensible way. Geared toward newcomers to grassroots projects but relevant even for experienced organizers, Start a Community Food Garden is an "essential and accessible resource" (Booklist). Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at RPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top