The Community Gardening Handbook by Ben Raskin, softback published by Leaping Hare Press. ISBN 9781782404491, price 9.99 available from www.quartoknows.com
A growing revolution is just what our cities need to bring back a sense of community with a purpose. Neglected plots are being transformed into flourishing growing space that provides fresh food and connections in urban spaces. This book shares Ben's expertise regarding self-sufficiency. It looks at the background of community gardening and acts as a practical guide for running a successful site. Find useful insights into skills sharing, setting up a community garden, looking after it, seed sowing and more. In chapter one the book highlights community gardens around the world. Chapter two looks at planning your own community garden. Chapter three is all about planning and planting your site with useful basic information and seasonal task lists. Chapter Four is a basic plant directory of use to beginner gardeners. What better way to bring communities together than through growing?