As we move closer to Spring it is so excited to gather seeds and make plans for all the new things I hope to grow in my home garden. I still remember the days I didn’t have the time or space to grow my own garden and how I wish I would have known about community gardens. My life would have been totally different as a college student living in that apartment with little space to grow or the new home owner with little time to grow. Today I focus on everything you need to know to plant a community garden.
What I love Most About Community Gardens
If I had been a part of a community garden I could have contributed staying healthy and learning more about growing with others. Thank goodness for community gardens where folks can meet up and grow together. There are more than a dozen reasons to connect with a community garden and in the infograph below I’m going to share has a few of my favorites that everyone should know about.
I think my favorite is being able to connect with people in person and learn how they grow. Growing gardens together can not only keep you connected but it is a great way to get the kids involved in communities. Teaching kids about real food they can grow is priceless and can change their lives keeping them healthy and happy about the experience they learn and now can use to grow their own food in years to come. It has been an honor to be a part of the Fiskars Project Orange Thumb and I’m super excited to share that the 30 grant recipients have been announced. You can view the official list at Fiskars 2016 Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipients.
Plant A Community
Below is a great inforgrapic sharing some key points needed to create a community garden. G
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I’m Supporting Community Gardens
In the months to come I will have the opportunity to speak with some of the Fiskars 2016 Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipients and share how their gardens are growing. Connecting with them and sharing via podcast or live stream is the highlight of my summer. Last year I learn so much from the 2 recipients that I was able to do interviews with and share on my site. I hope you will subscribe to my Creative Living and Growing with Bren Newsletter or my email list to get the latest and know when those interviews will take place. Be sure to follow @FiskarsAmericas on the following social media platforms: Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter
I’m looking forward to starting more seeds and watching the dahlias start to grow in my greenhouse. They will be moved out to the landscape mid- May for my new Cut Flower Garden filled with roses, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds and a few favorite herbs in this growing space.