I absolutely love community gardens, they are quickly becoming my favorite “Third Place”, the term urbanologists use to define social gathering places outside work and home (number 2 and number 1 respectively). Cafes and parks are also in the running for good third places, but tell me where is the “community involvement” and volunteerism in those?
I enjoy hanging-out at community gardens, helping out, socializing, and reading when the proper accommodations exist, ha!
Saint James gardeners have done a remarkable repurposing of an old parking lot in downtown Seattle by dumping topsoil and mulch, etc. Nicoterra Trails decided this was a worthy effort to support and so built a potters bench for the gals this week – glad to help.