While driving to visit daddy last year, I passed a community garden in Havana, Georgia. I had to get out and snoop. By far the cleanest, most successful community garden I’d seen yet, I had to ask, “How and who runs it?”
Paths perfectly mulched, a few lone gardeners roamed throughout their plots. Started in 2009, local gardeners teamed with the city of Havana. Aha! Turns out plots ran $25 a year. Only a true gardener would pay that much. Only a true gardener would pull their own and actually garden. Every Saturday (or was it every other Saturday?) each plot owner was expected to help clean the garden–lay mulch, weed, someone painted the fence. If you didn’t show up, you paid a fine.
Do you have a community garden near you?