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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.
bornexplorer bornexplorer 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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This is a noble and inspirational one ! In the past, in my community. we started at our public schools and spread through parents connection such as emails and school newsletter.

The result has been great. Veggies and Eggs go to kitchen daily.

I hope yours will be expanded. Glad to read more of your experiences, and THANKS:)

Really? I assumed that this would be the tame end of the story-telling spectrum for this group. My real admiration goes to street pastors and youth workers... But I know that I need to be true to my own calling.