We have an “Input Meeting” scheduled for our Community Garden tomorrow evening. We’ll discuss what’s most important for a community garden to provide, how do we give all gardeners a voice, and how do get things done. Our Garden management gets plenty of input about what gardeners want the Gardens to provide, but fewer ideas on HOW to get it done.
I don’t know if these are common issues for community gardens. I’m curious about the experience of other community gardeners.
Our Community Garden is unique for our area as we’re large (148 plots covering 2 acres) with a diverse mix of gardeners (since we have no residency requirement). We have a wonderful multicultural mix of all sorts of gardening styles and gardener personalities.
How is your Community Garden managed? Do all gardeners have a voice? What services does the garden management provide to gardeners?