A community meeting will be held on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tuscany Club to gauge interest in starting a Tuscany Community Garden. This meeting is open to anyone interested in the idea of starting a beautiful, welcoming gathering place in our community. Gardening experience is not required.
What is a community garden: Community gardens come in many different shapes and sizes. Gardeners can have their own individual plot within the community garden and can also join with others to grow some crops communally, sharing in the work and the harvest. Every community garden is unique and develops from what the gardeners decide.
What can you grow in a community garden: You can grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and annual or perennial flowers. Many gardens have an area reserved for growing vegetables to be given away as a gift to charitable organizations.
Who can be involved: Any community members or groups (i.e., school groups, Girl Guides or Scouts, Church groups) who are interested are welcome to come to the meeting on February 4th and find out how they can get involved. If a decision is made to go forward with the Tuscany Community Garden, there will be a specific need for volunteers to be on a steering committee to help get the Tuscany Garden up and running. Sub-committees may be formed for activities such as obtaining land, coordinating logistics with the city, organizing logistics for the day of the build, etc. Additional volunteers will be needed to manage the garden plots and to keep the community garden running in the long-term, once it has been established.
At the meeting, Gael Blackhall, guest volunteer from the Community Garden Resources Network, will provide photos and explanations on what community gardens are and what is involved in getting them started.
We hope to see you there!