DCDC Community Garden
This will be the second year of our DCDC Community Garden. The garden is situated next to a child care center outside of our town. We have divided our garden into two sections. The first section is used by the students of the center. They planned, planted, cared for, and harvested their crops The other portion of the garden is divided into smaller plots where members of the community, who don't have a suitable location where they reside, can plant individual gardens.
We have several goals for our garden in the upcoming year. The first goal is to expand the number of individual gardeners. We had a good response for our first year, but would like to have more people join our gardening community. The second goal would be to not have to rely upon the center for our water needs. We have a very good area where a water collection system can be put into place. Lastly we would like to have a bulletin board to post information and share ideas and gardening knowledge. This area would also serve as a central spot where we can share any extra produce with others in our gardening community as well as low income families whose children attend the childcare center.
Several groups of people benefited from our garden. The children at the center were able to learn basic gardening techniques. The produce they grew was able to be shared with their families. They were also able to see many different crops being grown in the individual gardens. The second group that benifits from our garden is the community. By opening the garden to anyone who wanted to garden we were able to bring people who are gardening veterans together with beginning gardeners to share knowledge and techniques.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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