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Organizing a Community Garden: Watch it Grow

Organizing a Community Garden: Watch it Grow

Vegetable Garden

Community gardens come in many different forms. Edible landscaping in parks or along walking trails, community orchards, pollinator gardens, pop-up gardens, and community-based vegetable gardens. The Victory Garden movement started in World War I, spanned to World War II, and resurged during the 2008 recession. People grow food in community gardens both for personal gain and the greater good of the community. Gardens can be designed as work-together plots or individual plots. Regardless of the design, all community gardens require the skill of organizing people. On March 14th and 15th join NDSU Extension Service and several other sponsors for a community garden forum and workshop. March 10th is the deadline to Register for the March 15th workshop.

Learn more about the event "Growing Together through Community Gardening".

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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