What we're about
A Community of Gardeners, is a physical and virtual community of organic gardeners, working on projects within their individual sites of choice in size, location, scope and aesthetics. The intent of the project is to organize at least 100 participants from a variety of demographics who will commit to the project for at least one year. Social networking, blogging, webinar, and meeting planning tools will be used to invite attendance to online and face-to-face workshops, classes and sharing events. Members will explore the benefits of organic gardening and co-create, an aesthetic, and informative interactive gardening yearbook (e-book). An eco-friendly option for hard copies will be available through a print on demand service. The project deals with the art of gardening as an integrated activity within a balanced, sustainable human existence. It will look to community members and partners to personalize the experience through active participation, and collaboration in project planning and development based on the design thinking process; establishing community norms; creating opportunities for resource and knowledge transfer; and developing alternative approaches to what the economy is and how it works. The framework for the project is structured enough to provide a trajectory, but flexible enough to allow for growth through collaboration. This experience will be shared publicly, inviting others to join the movement toward organic gardening, healthier living, and self-advocacy.