communal/single design or indiv. plots?
I am about to start a comm. garden in my local public park. Which is the better organization, communal or divided plots? One unified design would be esthetically better, but egos can be bruised by this, no? some people want to plant their favorite plants no matter what. On the other hand, how to go about allocating plots in a fair way? And is attrition then the only way to involve more people? Is it realistic to have a tier of people with plots and a tier of waterers and weeders, waiting for plots? True we could add more projects for them. Please give me the benefit of your experience. People in NYC are fussy sometimes, and I want the least amount of politics in our garden -- It's the only one I have.