Community Garden – As Much for Inspiration as Food Production

Community Garden – As Much for Inspiration as Food Production Touch the Soil News #2033 (photo – Community Garden) (Courtesy of USDA, Public Domain  CCA 2.0 Generic) The Times of San Diego comes with an interesting story of a community garden being built in a city park.  There was almost $500,000 raised for the park. …

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Farmers Growing Their Own Food – City Folk Wanting To Grow Their Own Food

Touch the Soil News #1966 (Photo – Waterloo Community Garden – Courtesy of Waterloo District) The Waterloo region in Ontario Canada is home to almost 600,000 people and is surrounded by rural areas.  Nearby, farmers have created a 10 acre gardening area and rented the land to about 15 groups and individuals for growing food.…

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Remarkable Woman Community Gardener of O’Fallon Illinois

Touch the Soil News #1922 (Feature Photo – O’ Fallon Garden Club – Courtesy of O’ Fallon Garden Club) Many community gardens are places where people just show up to tend to their individual plot. However, Carolyn Sitzes of O’Fallon, Illinois (33,000 people) founded a remarkable community garden. O’Fallon Garden Club is a vibrant organization…

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How Do You Feel About This Community Garden Land Dilemma?

Touch the Soil News #1901 (Feature Photo – Redcatch Community Garden – Courtesy of Redcatch Community Garden) Bristol 24/7 News brings us the story of the city of Bristol in England and a land rent fight that has erupted with a Community Garden.  The city wants to raise the land rent on Redcatch Community Garden…

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Guarantees that Public Land is Kept Forever as Community Gardens

Touch the Soil News #1889 (Feature Photo – Allotment Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Allotment Gardens by Alex McGregor) Community Growers in the small nation of Ireland (5 million people), have become alerted that their gardening plots are not secure from development. A new movement has started to ensure that growing allotments are secure…

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