Joining a Community Garden

John Posts: 163 ✭✭✭
edited November 2020 in The Urban Gardener

Four years ago, I joined a community garden after being accepted off the waiting list. I was able to rent two plots and grew tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini. It's turned out to be one of the best garden experiences I have had, and that's saying a lot since I've been gardening since I was a child.

There are community efforts to clear the garden area of weeds, line the trails with wood chips and spread mulch and provide tilling to those that want it. The group is closely aligned with the city and this helps keep the area in public view and maintain the area in any future planning. We are off to a great start this year and the crops are moving in the right direction. From my experience, I would suggest joining a community, or stating one in your area.

Does anyone else here belong to a community garden? If so, what's your experience been like?

Good gardening everyone!


  • GardenMama
    GardenMama Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Oh I love hearing this! We have options here to rent plots but I've put it off. I've always been concerned about the soil and what could have possibly been there the season before. There are rules in place for what people are able to use on their plants but here nothing is actually ever monitored. And I just dont know if I have that level of trust in other people.

  • John
    John Posts: 163 ✭✭✭

    Yes, that was a concern of mine too. We have an agreement we sign that says we won't use pesticides or herbicides on the garden. I hope everyone abides by it!