Learn what it takes to start a community garden and keep it functioning. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others. Participants will work to design community gardens meant to last, solving challenges of real estate issues, finding a site, getting permission, recruiting and keeping volunteers, designing the garden, forming partnerships, and assessing and finding resources in your neighborhood. And a tour of community gardens.
Garden Series Classes:
Building for Sustainability
April 19, 2017
360 Exercise for finding resources, people, and support.
Tour of Community Gardens
April 22, 2017
9:30 am-1 pm
Bus picks up from PHS 100 N 20th St at 9:30 and from APM Office 6th & Diamond at 10 am.
Real Estate Issues; Site Design
April 26, 2017
Who owns a lot? How to Obtain Permission to Garden a Neighborhood Vacant Lot; Site Analysis for a Garden; the Design Process; Steps for Planning a Vegetable Garden
Rules & Guidelines for the Garden
May 3, 2017
What rules do you need to establish for a community project?
Organizing Volunteers; Design Presentations
May 10, 2017
Groups will also have the opportunity to present the design for their community gardens, and learn what others are planning.