Neighborhood Gardening

Recently I posted about urban farming as civic duty. Today in my email one of the aggregator lists I subscribe to sent me a link to this article about Neighborhood Gardening in Mother Earth News. This is a great example of how reconnecting with the earth and our food system can also be an act of community building. Note that neighborhood gardening is different from a community garden, although it might include a community garden. Neighborhood gardening is neighbors cooperating to maximize what each can produce on their own yards and as a neighborhood to meet their food needs.

Who’s working in your neighborhood to do neighborhood gardening? How can you help build community in your own “hamlet”?

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About Martin Wolske

I'm a Senior Research Scientist in Community Informatics at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.
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