Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture

Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture

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This fact sheet is designed to give many different groups the basic information they need to get their gardening project off the ground. These lists are in no way meant to be complete. Each main idea will probably trigger more questions, so an assortment of ways to carry out that idea are presented; pick and choose those that seem to apply to your own situation.

FORM A PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Determine if there really is a need and desire for a garden
  • What kind of garden–vegetable, flower, trees, a combination?
  • Who will the garden serve–kids, seniors, special populations,people who just want an alternative to trash?

Read Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

By TIFFANY MOUSTAKAS

A year was just the right amount of time for the Marble Hill Garden to start sowing its seeds in a new location.

The original garden — located on the east side of West 228th Street and Broadway — was the brainchild of Jacki Fischer, founder and project manager of the Marble Hill Garden Project, as well as Juanli Carrión, an artist who founded an interactive public art and community garden nonprofit called Outer Seed Shadow.

Together, the two rounded up a team of residents at Marble Hill Houses who soon learned how to plant and grow various vegetables and herbs. It was all part of Fischer and Carrión’s project to promote accessible and healthy eating.

Now the duo has launched another garden on the west side of West 228th — referred to as the terrace garden — thanks to the help of artist and space designer Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, construction leader Anthony Del Orbe, and project coordinator Vicky Zambrano. The entire process took about 10 months as opposed to the nearly two years for the east garden to come together. 

Read My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Retired seamstress Song Hiang Kong, 81, learnt how to grow vegetables from her mother when she was growing up in Malaysia.

She got a chance to grow vegetables again two months ago, when she applied for a garden plot at Punggol Park under a new National Parks Board (NParks) scheme.

Madam Song is one of 110 gardeners who have secured an Allotment Garden plot in Punggol Park, which each consists of a 2.5 sq m raised planter bed.

The scheme was rolled out from the end of last year, to provide space for community gardeners to grow their own plants and is part of the Edible Horticulture Masterplan. 

Read My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library