LET'S PLANT & GROW TOGETHER

LET'S PLANT & GROW TOGETHER

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Author: Ben Raskin
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This item is available for pre-order and will be released on January 30th, 2024.

Start and nurture your own thriving community garden with this seasoned guide to cultivating your local outdoor space.

Community gardening is a growing movement that is taking root in towns and cities all over the world. Groups of like-minded people are transforming neglected plots of land into green, flourishing spaces for everyone to enjoy.

In Let's Plant & Grow Together, conservationist and community gardener Ben Raskin shares his keen expertise in his introduction to collective self-sufficiency, encouraging a community audience to grow food and garden together. With a thoughtful foreword by Hélèna Dove, Head of Kitchen at the admired Kew Gardens, London, UK, this guide is uniquely placed to teach you how to make urban spaces bloom.

A look into the background of community gardening and its benefits is followed by a practical guide: planning advice is laid out alongside essential etiquette tips for running a successful site. Learn about these and other practical considerations, including:

  • Soil fertility
  • Fundraising
  • Business plans
  • Guerrilla gardening
  • Access rights
  • Marketing
  • Leases

Add a community-minded directory of the top vegetables, flowers, fruit, and herbs to plant, with key tips on growing in containers to maximize your space, and you can get ready to dig for a community garden that will blossom and thrive for everyone.

With clear instructions for all ages and backgrounds, your collective will learn to grow and harvest:

  • Kale
  • Pears
  • Beetroot
  • Asparagus
  • Gooseberries
  • Oregano
  • Currants
  • Melons
  • Figs

This book contains everything you need to start gardening in a group. Whether that's with family, neighbors, or allotment co-owners, you'll find practical steps to promote harmony, grow more successfully, and make space for everybody. Written by an expert in the field, this insightful and comprehensive guide leaves no stone unturned when it comes to building and maintaining your dream co-gardening space.

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