Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sharing Earth: Community Gardening Resources

Wikipedia defines Community Gardening as:
a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people.
which pretty much sums up the basics of co-op, shared earth, community gardening or any of the other phrases that are often used to describe this trend that is making a comeback. If you, your community, school or neighborhood are interested in either joining a garden co-op or starting your own, here are a few resources to get started:

SharedEarth.com is a great website for community gardening. Land owners that are willing to share parcels of land that can be used for gardens, can submit a listing as can gardeners and farmers looking for land to use. Listings are available throughout the world and searchable by city, state, country or zip code.

American Community Garden Association (ACGA) is is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. You can subscribe to their newsletter, explore their database of community gardens, check event listings and more.

P-Patch Trust While the P-Patch is specific only to the Seattle, WA area, it's a good website to check out for inspiration and other resources.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Huntington Beach Green Expo - September 2010

Mark your calendar and join in the fun September 18, 2010 at the Huntington Beach Green Expo. This is the 3rd year for the annual event, which will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza on Pacific Coast Hwy., from 10 am to 4 pm. It's a fun and eco-friendly event for the whole family (and a great way to get to know more about local green businesses and ways to incorporate more green practices at home.) Did I mention it's FREE?  For more info and a list of vendors and sponsors, check out HuntingtonBeachGoesGreen.com