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There are two ways you can start a community garden:
This is the most common approach:
For community workers and local government staff, the most constructive role that they play is in assisting the community group and guide without controlling it.
It’s great to have horticultural advice from someone in the group or a qualified Horticulturist.
The top-down approach is taken by professionals such as community workers and local government staff:
Once the idea has been discussed with the local community, it is a good idea is to organise a tour of three or four existing gardens in the area. Be sure to visit gardens that are different so as to expose community members to a range of approaches to community gardening. Look at the design of the garden and discuss with the gardeners visited how they manage the garden and make decisions.