Reminder: National Community Garden Week
Mini-issue: community garden week starts today... Here's how you can get involved
Community garden week celebrates gardens and outdoor spaces set up by volunteers for their local communities. Often these are food gardens, but they may also be wildlife gardens or sensory gardens.
The best way to find out if there is a community garden in your town is to get in touch with your local authority. They should also be able to tell you how to get involved.
What to do if there isn’t a garden in your area? You could start one. There’s a lot of work involved at the outset but it gets easier once the garden is established.
The Royal Horticultural Society have created an excellent resource for those wanting to create a community garden, available here.
Community gardens serve many functions from education to social mobility to community building. Community gardens can provide access to nature for those people in places which are low on wildlife. They can provide a meeting point for local community groups.
For the individual there is the opportunity to give something back to the community. Community garden involvement can be a good opportunity to practice leadership skills or team working.
This activity is for everyone.
At your local community garden (refer to the “how” section above).
Whenever you can. As more people participate more can be achieved with small time inputs.
This event relates to the following circular principles for individuals:
Support your community
And supports progress towards the following sustainable development goals:
11 sustainable cities and communities
15 life on land