If you think your neighborhood would benefit from a community garden (and what neighborhood wouldn’t?), consider joining PHS Garden Tenders, which is a tremendous learning opportunity for groups, individuals, teachers, and anyone interested in gardening with others. Topics include finding a site, getting permission, assessing your resources, organizing a group, and working with others.
Community gardens provide more than just a place for gardens to get their hands dirty. The American Community Gardening Association states that community gardens serve to improve the quality of life for people in the garden; provide a catalyst for neighborhood and community development; stimulate social interaction; create opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education; reduce crime; reduce city heat from streets and parking lots; and provide opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections.
Garden Tenders will be held at PHS, 100 North 20th Street, fifth floor on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm. To register, click here.