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Why are community gardens present in cities? What is their main goal?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2016.
  1. As community building schemes

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  2. As an attempt to beautify and liven up areas

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  3. A way to claim space in increasingly developed cities

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  1. charlotteelmslester

    charlotteelmslester New Seed

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    Hi all,

    I am a Geography student currently undertaking a university project which focuses on community gardens and parks in cities.

    If you could answer my poll I would so grateful!

    Thank you!
     
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  3. kate

    kate In Flower

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    I did..:)
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  4. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think you might want to add another option to the Poll.... To provide fresh and healthy food for the local food banks..... that's what many of them I have read about are used for.
     
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    @ Toni - our community gardens here are being given to and utilized by those who want to supplement their food. The community gardens are also usually located in less desirable areas using ground that is free and has no other purpose. That being said we have LOTS of land here that can be used for community gardens and more gardens per capita than in any other city in Canada.

    I've also found our community gardens come after the fact. The housing is developed and then the gardens come later.
     



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  6. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Most of the community gardens here are located on property belonging to one church or another. The gardeners do get to take home some of the produce but they also take a good amount to food banks.
     
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    community gardens here are because people don't have enough space on city lots to have one at home, or there isn't suitable sun for a healthy garden.
     
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    Charlotte--Welcome aboard to the Stew. It's a great place with a lot of friendly and informative folks from all over the world. I would say that community gardens were started to provided city dwellers with a place to grow food that they wouldn't be able to do living in an apt. Plus a food source that is healthy and good for them to eat. Plus it build community with people working together for a great cause. A more healthy life style.
     

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