My husband and I have discussed this several times and for a long time, but it seems like something that is becoming more needed as time goes by, if that makes sense...Anyways we have spotted a Great piece of property in our little town that would make a Prime Community Garden...Our problem is trying to get people involved and trying to convince them that it would be for the Betterment (is that a word? lol) of the whole community and could do so much good for our town (330 people in town)...We just can't seem to get people to CARE!!!
We have a pre-K thru 12th grade school that could also benefit from this garden,not only from the food, but as a teaching perspective also... but NO ONE CARES...ughhh talk about feeling defeated.
Any ideas of what we could do to drum up interest in this?
As I am sure everyone here understands, this could really change peoples lives for the better, if we could get them to listen and care.
Thanks so much for any input you could give to enlighten us on this situation.
Peace and Blessings
Keep beating the drum!! :-)
Hit your local newspaper and try to post "calls for volunteers" free, if they have a section for community news.
Find one or two people willing to help and pull together a local fundraiser.
Post on Craig's List for your area and ask people to donate seeds, help plant the garden, and otherwise kick in.
If you'd like, I'll post info on your efforts on our website (growandshare.org). We're trying to build a network of gardeners across the USA who will grow gardens and share their harvests. Let me know what area you are in, and what info you'd like me to mention on our site blog.