Diversity & Inclusion
Community-based gardens can be powerful representations of the economic, racial, ethnic, and unique individual diversity of your distinct community. Take time to consider the inclusivity of your garden and what you can do to better represent your community.
- Ideas for Welcoming Diversity at your Community Garden, Erin Buckwalter & Rolf Anderson, 2008
- American Community Gardening Association has a variety of articles on diversity and inclusion
Garden as Destination
What if your garden was not just a space where people grow food, but a place to commune, to learn, to rest, to create, and to play? What can you do to make your garden a destination?
Celebrate the seasons, your garden’s growth, volunteer contributions, and your friendly garden community! Even though celebrating often ends up at the bottom of our lists (even as it did here), we should recognize its equal importance in growing our gardens. Celebrating builds community, keeps up team morale, and provides opportunities for others (i.e. community members, funders, government officials) to see the value in your project.