Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Creating Viable Urban Food Systems


Creating viable urban food systems is part of creating a healthy planet.

By using sustainable organic methods to renew soil and grow healthy food we can all be part of healing our planet.


One way to do this is at a community garden where people work together to grow healthy food.

There are so many levels individuals people can contribute to such a garden and each garden will have its own structure.


But in short community gardens which now exist in most cities introduce  the joy of growing food.

Knowledge of gardening is shared with members often from many different cultures and this diversity creates friendships as well as a wealth of food and production methods.



I was a founding member of my local community garden and all the photos in this post are from this garden.

In this garden members can have their own plots or help out in other capacities. Some more time strapped just bring in their food scraps to add to the compost.  

Members at this garden have a range of gardening styles from the more traditional to permaculture methods, but individuality is encouraged as long as members follow strictly organic methods and consider the needs of their neighbours.

We are all working together to create food and  we are learning from others round us as we develop our own gardening style. 


Knowledge and seeds are shared and each of us becomes enriched in the process.



1 comment:

Jack White said...

Interesting and lots of nice photos, good job