Potential strategies

July 26, 2023
JessicaMaanya GovilAdeesh A RathodAlessandro
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Potential Strategies for Successful Community Gardens in Cold and Warm Climates:

  1. Location Selection: In colder climates, choose sites with maximum sunlight exposure and consider windbreaks. In warmer climates, provide shaded areas and consider water-efficient irrigation systems.
  2. Seasonal Crop Planning: Tailor planting schedules to suit the specific climate, ensuring productive growth throughout the year.
  3. Greenhouse or Hoop Houses: In cold climates, using greenhouses or hoop houses can extend the growing season and protect plants from frost.
  4. Composting: Implementing composting systems in both cold and warm climates can enrich the soil and reduce waste.
  5. Rainwater Harvesting: Install rainwater harvesting systems to ensure a sustainable water supply for the garden.

Making Community Gardens Family and Community Centric:

  1. Family Gardening Plots: Designate specific plots for families to cultivate together, fostering a sense of togetherness and promoting intergenerational learning.
  2. Children's Education Programs: Offer educational programs for children, teaching them about gardening, food sources, and environmental stewardship.
  3. Social Events: Organize regular community events, such as potlucks or workshops, to bring people together and create a strong sense of community.
  4. Volunteer Opportunities: Encourage community involvement through volunteer opportunities, making it easy for people to contribute their time and skills.
  5. Community Partnerships: Collaborate with local schools, businesses, and organizations to engage a broader network of community members in garden-related activities.

Things we want in the community gardens

Combined list

  • Fencing for garden to prevent theft
  • Kitchen/Cooking Classes
  • Tool Shed
  • Kid’s Workshops
    • With Tables
  • Greenhouse
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Compost Center
  • Adult Workshops
  • Elevated Beds
  • Worm Farms/Beekeeping
  • Berry Picking
  • Flowers
    • Surrounding crops to prevent disease
  • Market
  • Water Collection
  • Solar Energy System