Community Garden

You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan?

When I was little we moved to North Carolina.  One of the first things I remember my Grandmother doing was growing a garden.  There was also an orchard that her mother had planted on the property.  So we grew pretty much anything you could imagine from apples to zucchini.  The orchard provided us with apples, pears, peaches, blackberries, cherries, muscadine grapes, and plums.  Grandma tended to grow watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, carrots, peas, lima beans, beets, turnip greens… amongst many other things.  She had quite the green thumb and her garden was anything but small.

Our community was close-knit.  Everyone looked out for everyone.  We lived next to a dairy.  My grandmother’s cousin had a pig farm.  No one went hungry, everyone had food.

Grandma’s garden was hers, but it was huge, so it was almost like a community garden.  She got first pick, that was the rule, but anyone in our community was free to pick what they needed.  Our neighbor also had a pretty large garden on her side of our property, though not as varied as my grandmother’s garden.  Needless to say, no food ever got wasted, someone always harvested from the gardens.

If I were given a plot of land and I had the financial resources to do what I pleased, I would build a community garden and an orchard.  A place where people could grow what they wanted and eat what they pleased.  The rule, of course, the person that planted the item in question got first pick.  No food goes to waste, and no one goes hungry.

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7 thoughts on “Community Garden

  1. What a kind thought. Not only does it feed people, but the sense of community and satisfaction of eating something a person has grown is great. I garden myself, and enjoy it very much.

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    1. I used to enjoy gardening. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the luxury of planting something in a yard that was mines. Produce is expensive, especially in the off season. Some people simply can’t afford veggies that haven’t already been processed, canned, and riddled with preservatives. I think that a community garden can introduce people who maybe couldn’t afford fresh produce otherwise to fresh fruits and veggies.

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