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Community Garden Dynamics

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Lately, you've all been busy gardening alongside urban farmer Amy Pennington - prepping your plots, setting up your container garden, and starting your seeds. While some of you are gardening in the privacy of your own homes, others of you are gardening alongside your neighbors in your local community garden. And, as you have likely already experienced, community gardens have a dynamic of their own, a subject that was recently explored on NPR. Community gardens can revive decrepit and abandoned plots of land and bring together neighbors who might otherwise not interact, both of which benefit the community tremendously. But, they can also incite tension when some gardeners are doing more than their fair share of work. It's a delicate balance. Ultimately, though, it seems the pros far outweigh the cons.

What's your experience participating in a community garden?

At The Community Garden, It's Community That's The Hard PartNPR

 

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about 2 years ago nzle

I worked at Yale University's market garden for a year and it was a hugely enriching experience -- students looking for a change of pace, older community members, and urban kids would come together to weed, plant, and harvest. I'd love to find a similar space in NYC!