I Believe In Community Gardens
Though my 'official' work is international development, I find that one of my greatest drives is simply to make the place where I live more community minded. I hate going somewhere that only has private space - where each person is quietly building their castle/mansion but where there is no community space. I realise now that whenever I walk into a park, or community cafe, I am benefitting from some great struggle that someone else has fought on my behalf. The contribution I wish to make to this cause is community green space: I want to create spaces where people can sit and enjoy the presence of nature - even if that space is only a few square metres. I believe in community gardens. I am working on a couple at the moment (plus a bit of guerilla gardening elsewhere) but want to find ways to bolster the momentum of these initiatives.