Garden-Wise: Tips from Community Gardeners
Here are helpful bits of information collected from active
community gardeners who gathered at the 2013
Information Harvest and the2012-2016
Kitchen Table Talks series.
Both of these events present opportunities for gardeners to talk
about what is happening at their location, seek or share advice and
form solutions to create a more sustainable garden.
The 2013 Information Harvest was an end-of-growing-season
meeting of gardeners hosted by City of Calgary Parks to encourage
the sustainability of public community gardens in the next growing
The Kitchen Table Talks is a series of evening
small group discussions hosted by the Community Garden Resource
Network for gardeners to compare best practices and identify
solutions for challenges encountered in sustaining their community
garden. Topics for 2015 included:
- Funding for the renewal of community gardens (most funding
available is for startup of community gardens)
- Preserving the harvest: storage methods of harvested produce
for this climate
Sustainability in this context is the
successful endurance of a productive and attractive garden space
that is beneficial to the environment and engaging local residents
for far into the future.
Because these tips are compiled from actual conversations, there
are people and businesses mentioned. By including them here in the
notes from the meetings,there is no implied endorsement
of any company over others in the same field.