How Community Garden is Categorized

There are many ways to categorize a community garden, but here are a few possible categories.

There are many ways to categorize a community garden, but here are a few possible categories:

  1. Type of garden:

  • Vegetable garden: focuses on growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs for consumption
  • Flower garden: focuses on growing flowers for aesthetic purposes
  • Native plant garden: focuses on growing plants that are native to the region for environmental and conservation reasons
  • Herb garden: focuses on growing herbs for medicinal and culinary use
  • Pollinator garden: focuses on growing plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to support local ecosystems
  1. Gardening methods:

  • Organic garden: avoids synthetic pesticides and fertilizers
  • Permaculture garden: uses sustainable and regenerative farming practices to create a self-sustaining ecosystem
  • Raised bed garden: plants are grown in raised beds or containers, often using soil that is different from the surrounding soil
  • Hydroponic garden: plants are grown in a water-based nutrient solution without soil
  1. Garden management:
  • Allotment garden: individual plots are assigned to members who are responsible for their own plants
  • Communal garden: everyone works together on the garden and shares the produce
  • Educational garden: used as a teaching tool for students or community members to learn about gardening and sustainable practices
  1. Community involvement:

  • Open garden: welcomes all members of the community to participate in gardening activities
  • School garden: located on school grounds and used as an educational tool for students
  • Senior garden: specifically designed for elderly community members
  • Immigrant garden: created for immigrant communities to grow culturally significant crops
  1. Location:

  • Urban garden: located in an urban area, often in vacant lots or on rooftops
  • Suburban garden: located in a suburban area, often on public or private land
  • Rural garden: located in a rural area, often on a farm or other agricultural land
  1. Access and outreach:

  • Accessible garden: designed to be accessible to people with disabilities
  • Food bank garden: donates produce to local food banks or other charitable organizations
  • Community-supported agriculture (CSA) garden: provides shares of the harvest to community members who pay in advance
  • Volunteer garden: relies on volunteers to help with planting, weeding, and harvesting
  1. Purpose and goals:

  • Healing garden: used for therapeutic purposes, such as for people with mental health or physical health conditions
  • Community-building garden: used as a space for community events, gatherings, and celebrations
  • Climate adaptation garden: designed to help the community adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change
  • Social justice garden: designed to address issues of social and environmental justice, such as by promoting food sovereignty, supporting local farmers, or addressing food deserts.



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