I’m very proud to have co-produced the cover photograph for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Community Gardening” guide alongside my partner Davin Risk. Yep, that’s my soiled hand and a bouquet of sage held up at our own Parkdale Community Beer Garden. There are four varieties of sage in that photo which I continue to harvest in droves this year.
But I digress. You might be familar with the Brooklyn Botanic’s guides on a whole host of gardening topics from growing natives to food gardening. This latest guide provides a closer look at the ins and out of community gardening, including hands-on tips for getting started and a case study section profiling several inspiring urban gardens.
If you’re looking to start a community garden but don’t know where to begin I would also suggest “How Does Our Garden Grow? A Guide to Community Garden Success” written by Laura Berman and published by Foodshare.