For those that live the apartment life, having a large garden plot seems like merely a dream. But if you live in a town that boasts a community garden, this dream can be a reality. For a membership fee to the local community garden association , or a seasonal rental fee, you can till, plant and harvest your own plot of land.
In many of the towns in the Valley where I live, community gardens are a happy alternative to container gardening on small apartment balconies. I visited a garden today and took some photos so that you could see what some people do with these prized plots.
Veggies and flowers share space in many of the plots in this community garden.
I talked to a gentleman here, who said his pumpkins were 'volunteers.' Possibly as a result of the lovely compost pile all the gardeners shared!
Some people were inspired to bring in garden art.
Some created little vignettes and 'rooms' in their plots.
I saw a few plots that boasted only cutting flowers. Being that the weekly farmers market was just down the hill, perhaps they felt their garden plots were better served by colour and fragrance than by taste.
This website is one small example of a community garden plot listing (in this case, for the Vancouver, BC area.)
I googled "community garden plots" and thousands of results came up, so if you are looking for a plot in your area, search with your community name and you might be surprised what you find. Community gardens are becoming very common place these days!