Building a Community Garden Santuary
This unit explores the benefits and tasks of building and caring for a garden. The long-term project is a quiet area for people to find peace in the community or neighborhood.
The book, The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart gently illustrates how sharing growing things can be a gift to others and the community.
Participants define what they want to accomplish for the community garden and identify a place that is available and has the right conditions. This requires research and permissions.
When the site is selected, they make a final plan for what plants to put into the garden based on soil, location, and availability. They make a plan to seek donations of plants or funds for their garden.