Garden space blooms with community contributions via Otago Daily Times

I had the opportunity to visit Dunedin, New Zealand about one year ago and know exactly the lot where this garden has been built. We walked to and from campus every day during a conference being held there. It is great to see it turned into something new and beautiful. — Douglas

Garden space blooms with community contributions via Otago Daily Times

Eighteen months ago, 76 Albany St in Dunedin was an empty section where people dumped their rubbish.

Now it is home to the Kiaora Peace Garden, a place for people to come together and do whatever it is you do in a garden.

It was the idea of Dunedin man Paul MacDonald Gourlie (74) who aimed to create a common space for city locals and university students.

Mr Gourlie, a former Otago University Students Association president, said the garden, across the road from the university’s central library, was an opportunity to show how people could live well together.

Read Garden space blooms with community contributions via Otago Daily Times


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The Ten Commandments of Community Gardens via City of Sydney, Australia

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The Ten Commandments of Community Gardens via City of Sydney, Australia

The Ten Commandments of Community Gardens via City of Sydney, Australia

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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