Gardening Clubs are a fantastic way to get and share great ideas, to cultivate creativity and re-new your passion for gardening. They are fun, informative and filled with people who like to make the world more beautiful, what a great place for a gardening enthusiast to be.
So why not start a neighborhood gardening club? You all share similar soil and will have a good share of success stories and some great garden flops as well; after all knowing what does not work do can be just as useful as knowing what does. Setting up monthly meetings is a great idea because it gives a structure and continuity to the club. Have everyone bring a notebook that is designated specifically for the gardening club and can be used for making notes and jotting down information.
It is important that the gardening club celebrate earth friendly gardening, in fact make it a goal that all of its members are eco-savvy and use ecologically sound products. Sharing ideas to keep the neighborhood healthy and toxin free will inspire others to get on board the eco-train. Communal rain barrels, a neighborhood composter or organizing a group discount for water efficient sprinkler systems to be put in in your neighborhood are three wonderful ways that a community can make things better by coming together for a common purpose. Gardening teaches us that you reap what you sow and planting seeds of environmental awareness will make green practices grow more prevalent in communities all across the world.
A neighborhood plant swap is always fun and a lovely way to keep the neighborhood looking beautiful without spending lots of money. Planting flowers that thrive locally is the smart way to achieve some success in your own garden. To raise some money for communal gardening projects you could hold an annual garden walk in your neighborhood, charge an entrance fee and then pool the proceeds for a future project.
If you live in an apartment you can still have a gardening club, sharing ideas about indoor gardening, balcony gardens and how to make the most of gardening in small spaces. Working together to make a communal garden where everyone can participate in the life of the garden is a fantastic idea. Making a communal plot where neighbors can share ideas, funds, work and enthusiasm is a great way to grow interconnectedness in a community.
So who why not join the club and get gardening, it cultivates joy and community and those are two things the world needs more of.