"Dreaming of a community garden? Start your journey with this readable and useful guide." --P. Allen Smith, award-winning gardening expert, author, and host of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
How in the world do you create a community garden? And keep it thriving?
Where do you begin? What do you have to know? Leading community garden expert LaManda Joy provides everything you need to grow a successful community garden from a seedling of an idea to an overflowing community harvest. Joy covers every aspect of launching and sustaining one of the world's fastest-growing food production models: you'll learn how to procure a site, manage people and priorities, create mission statements and meeting agendas, and grow twenty-one sure-fire vegetables.
LaManda Joy is the award-winning founder and executive director of Peterson Garden Project, which manages numerous community gardens in Chicago, Illinois. She has served on the board of directors of the American Community Gardening Association, lectures and consults extensively on community gardening, and was featured in the recent documentary