starting up a new community garden
Previously I've posted about my unfortunate experiences at community gardens. Well, now it's my turn to see whether it can be done any differently or better.
I've been given a wonderful opportunity, a lease on a small field behind my house and permission to start a community garden there. A good friend and fellow gardener who was also dissatisfied with our current community garden experience is helping me start the new garden, and together we have been able to get a start-up grant.
Now we begin work. It's a little daunting, because it's located in a residential historic district and there are lots of local ordinances we'll have to follow, permits we'll have to get, and community groups whose approval we'll have to seek. But it's exciting to know that we can start from scratch and do things the way we believe they ought to be done.
Wish me luck, and know that any helpful advice is appreciated!