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Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook
Paperback - English

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.

..."Dreaming of a community garden? Start your journey with this readable and useful guide." --P. Allen Smith, award-winning gardening expert, author, and host of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

How in the world do you create a community garden? And keep it thriving?

Where do you begin? What do you have to know? Leading community garden expert LaManda Joy provides everything you need to grow a successful community garden from a seedling of an idea to an overflowing community harvest. Joy covers every aspect of launching and sustaining one of the world's fastest-growing food production models: you'll learn how to procure a site, manage people and priorities, create mission statements and meeting agendas, and grow twenty-one sure-fire vegetables.

LaManda Joy is the award-winning founder and executive director of Peterson Garden Project, which manages numerous community gardens in Chicago, Illinois. She has served on the board of directors of the American Community Gardening Association, lectures and consults extensively on community gardening, and was featured in the recent documentary Food Patriots.

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ISBN
160469484X
EAN
9781604694840
Publisher
Publication Date
30/12/2014
Pages
208
Dimension
25.15cm x 20.32cm x 1.78cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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