Start a Community Food Garden

Author: Lamanda Joy
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469484X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers all the necessary information needed to start a community garden, including procuring a site, managing people, creating mission statements and meeting agendas, and growing vegetables.

Community Gardening

Author: Ellen Kirby
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
ISBN: 1889538388
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The experts of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden use case studies to show how gardening produces safe, eco-friendly food, brings neighbors together, offers science lessons for children, and gives participants the satisfaction that comes with making things grow, in a richly illustrated guide to community gardening. Original.

Community Gardens

Author: Susan Burns Chong
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477717846
Format: PDF
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In community gardens, people of all ages work together to improve their communities, turning abandoned lots and other plots of land into vibrant green spaces. Community gardens beautify neighborhoods, provide residents with nutritious food and flowers, and serve as places to meet and socialize. This exciting title gives teens the information they need to get a gardening project off the ground, from holding the first community meetings to harvesting what they grow. In accessible text, the author provides useful advice on designing the garden, choosing appropriate plants, and preparing the soil, as well as on planting and tending the garden. Photos will inspire readers, and a wealth of resources is provided for further support.

The Urban Garden

Author: Jeremy N. Smith
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201682
Format: PDF
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Fifteen people—plus a class of first graders—tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community...and how they can change yours, too. Urban Farming Handbook includes: • Fifteen first-person stories of personal and civic transformation from a range of individuals, including farmers and community garden members, a low-income senior and troubled teen, a foodie, a food bank officer, and many more • Seven in-depth “How It Works” sections on student farms, community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSA), community education, farm work therapy, community outreach, and more • Detailed information on dozens of additional resources from relevant books and websites to government programs and national non-profit organizations • Over 80 full-color photographs showing a diverse local food community at home, work, and play Read Urban Farming Handbook to: • Learn how people like you, with busy lives like yours, can and do enjoy the many benefits of local food without having to become full-time organic farmers • Gain the information you need to organize or get involved in your own "growing community” anywhere across the country and around the world.

City Bountiful

Author: Laura J. Lawson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243439
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens--each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs. [from publisher description].

The Food Activist Handbook

Author: Ali Berlow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429298
Format: PDF
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One person really can make a difference. From starting neighborhood kitchens to connecting food pantries with local family farms, Ali Berlow offers a variety of simple and practical strategies for improving your community’s food quality and security. Learn how your actions can keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. The Food Activist Handbook gives you the know-how and inspiration to create a better world, one meal at a time.

Starter Vegetable Gardens

Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425292
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.

On Guerrilla Gardening

Author: Richard Reynolds
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408856395
Format: PDF
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On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour and life. The enemy: neglect, apathy and the disintegration of community spirit. The arsenal: daring, a packet of seeds and a passionate commitment to social change. When Richard Reynolds first embarked on guerrilla gardening, growing flowers by moonlight outside his tower block, he had no idea it was part of a growing global movement committed to cultivating the potential in the land regardless of all obstacles. Charting the battles fought across thirty different countries and the revolutionary history of this subculture, On Guerrilla Gardening is an inspirational take on gardening in the 21st century.

How to Grow a School Garden

Author: Arden Bucklin-Sporer
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604690003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A practical guide to creating a school garden offers strategies, lesson plans, to-do lists, design plans, and recipes to help teachers, parents, and administrators transform a neglected play space into a beautiful and nourishing outdoor classroom.