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05/30/2018 / By Zoey Sky
If you live in the city but you want to start prepping, don’t despair. You can start a kitchen garden in your own home, or you can join other preppers and cultivate a community garden.
Community gardens have once again risen in popularity, and this is probably because most city-dwellers live in apartments or skyscrapers, with little to no access to plots of land for gardening. (h/t to ThePrepperJournal.com)
A community garden refers to a plot of land shared by a group. The garden can either be separated into individual lots or the whole plot can be tended to as one garden. Community gardens are often used for food production or as gathering places. They can also be used to promote ecological and art awareness.
Gardens that follow the European style are usually assigned to a single person or a whole family so they can cultivate ornamentals or fruits and vegetables.
The plots in community gardens can vary in size, from small 1.5 square meter plots (4′ 9″ x 4′ 9″) in inner city gardens to large art gardens about 15 square meters (49′ x 49′).
Communal gardens are versatile, and they are often used to:
There are four main types of community gardens:
Aside from being a welcoming area where individuals from various walks of life can gather, community gardens also offer health benefits such as:
Before you head out to the nearest community garden, make sure you’re prepared. Assemble the tools you might need, and read up on how you can efficiently contribute to one. (Related: Urban homesteading: Prepping tips for those who live in apartments or have limited space.)
Most community gardens make arrangements for the necessary training when it comes to using heavy machinery and specialized tools. But you will still need to gather some personal gardening tools, like:
You might not need everything on this list, so double-check with others who frequent the community garden you wish to join.
Who says living in the city means you can’t enjoy gardening and some greenery? Join a community garden today to get in touch with urban preppers who can teach you about homesteading and the wonders of nature.
You can read more articles about the other benefits of urban prepping at FoodCollapse.com.
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