Five community gardening projects in Norden have received top marks in the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighborhood’ awards. Individual sites and community groups have been entered into the North West In Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards The five entries; The Friends of Ashworth Valley, Friends of Taylor Park, NordenRead More →

Wheatley Homes Glasgow, as Glasgow’s largest social housing provider, is responsible for high-rise buildings on Kennishead Avenue in South West Glasgow. We are also looking for ways to bring our communities together and fight against isolation. Our vision is to create a community space where we can develop a communityRead More →

Harpswell Community Garden’s 10th anniversary celebration revolved around a simple idea: showcasing the garden itself. After considering outdoor venues for the event, Peg Newberg said, organizers decided they wanted “people to be able to see and experience the garden”. Newberg said she and other members of the volunteer committee whoRead More →

To mark 120 years since the publication of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved children’s classic The Tale of Peter RabbitPublisher Penguin Random House Children’s today announced a three-year partnership with non-profit garden designers Grow2Know CIC, on behalf of Frederick Warne & Co. (owners of The World of Peter Rabbit). A pioneering non-profitRead More →

The project contributes to improving people’s employability skills and well-being through gardening and connecting them to nature The Green Valley Conservation and Heritage project in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff, is helping residents of the former Welsh mining village improve their employability skills and well-being through gardening and connecting them toRead More →

Conservationist David Wasmuth, second from right, with student interns from the Northeast Earth Coalition at the Brookdale Park Overlook Spring Restoration Project. (COURTESY JOSE GERMAN-GOMEZ) By JOSE GERMAN-GOMEZFor the Montclair Local Gardening is more than planting seeds and growing flowers or food. It is a holistic life experience that allowsRead More →

Photograph by Richard Grange / UNP (United National Photographers). Residents of Preston are being asked to vote for their favorite local community gardening project to receive support from Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden center retailer. Advertisement Three deserving community projects in Preston have been chosenRead More →

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will be celebrating community gardening across the UK this year through the RHS Community Awards. The new virtual awards replace the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals competition for 2021 – for the first time in the campaign’s 57-year history – and will see groupsRead More →

The program supports community gardening in senior, disabled and low-income communities. BREWER, Maine — Several organizations in the Bangor area came together Thursday to celebrate a community gardening program. The program supports gardening in senior, disabled and low-income communities. Food AND Medicine, Penquis, the Eastern Maine Labor Council and othersRead More →

Diana Melody and Kari Kiehnau in the community garden. slideshow As the search for more community gardening space in Pacific Beach continues, locals who are leading the “greening” of the community are speaking out: it’s easy, profitable and sustainable. Three years ago, Pacific Beach Community Garden, which had existed forRead More →

Forsyth Community Gardening launched the Community Garden Mentorship Program in 2016. Gregory said 49 mentors have helped with 48 gardens. Mentors help start community gardens, organize leadership, support horticulture, and educate others involved in the community garden. In addition to founding Forsyth Community Gardening, the county also launched an urbanRead More →

Gurgaon: The District Horticulture Department’s Gurgaon Community Gardening Project is a success, and not just among the residents of Gurgaon. Delhiites are equally enthusiastic, the department says. Deen Mohammad Khan, district horticulture officer, said about 20% of the total applications came from Delhiites. “There are people from as far awayRead More →

For low-income Californians who can’t afford fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, the suggestion to just grow their own is well-meaning, but overly simplistic, advice. UC Cooperative Extension in Riverside County brings together students, agencies, nutrition educators and gardening experts to work alongside families to grow produce in garden plots atRead More →

A St. Louis-based community gardening organization ends its 30th year with a record harvest. Gateway Greening Community and Youth Gardens harvested over 190,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits in 2014. The nonprofit’s executive director, Mike Sorth, said the organization provides basic gardening supplies and assistance to neighborhood gardens, schoolsRead More →

Community gardens are much more than neighboring plots. With enough energy and enthusiasm, they turn into support groups, horticultural classes, exchange meetings or modest profit centers for producers with low and fixed incomes. No wonder there is often more demand than availability. Many have waiting lists. In the Los AngelesRead More →

From vertical gardens to succulent gardens to community vegetable gardens like the San Francisco garden pictured above, city dwellers all around us have started to embrace their (hopefully) green thumb. For city dwellers in particular, community gardening gives us much-needed “outdoor time” with like-minded people, with the added gift ofRead More →

Gardening styles and philosophies can collide in any neighborhood where manicured lawns collide with patches of wildflowers. So you would think that community gardeners who tend plots shoulder to shoulder would have problems. But community gardeners seem to put as much emphasis on the community as they do on theRead More →