In JP there is a gardening gap! Waiting lists for community gardens are YEARS long!
Obviously, some people in JP want to grow flowers and veggies but don't have space at home, and don't have a community garden plot either.
But-- a quick walk around JP reveals that others have sunny patches of lawn (or concrete!) that lie totally empty and need to be maintained, while the owners just don't have time to do it.
I'm proposing that we open up a discussion space or group to help people who want to garden in JP match up with people who want to share their sunny yard or lawn (or even paved areas, if folks want to get creative with container gardening)
It's a Win-Win!
The gardener gets a spot to grow some vegetables, and the yard-owner gets:
1. A beautified yard
2. A sense of community
3. The satisfaction of knowing you are sharing your space for the purpose of community food security and the environment.
4. Depending on agreement with the gardener, potentially also:
a. help with other yard work beyond delineated shared garden space
b. a share food and flowers grown
c. gardening lessons from gardener
If anyone has land to share, wants to find a place to garden, or has ideas as to how best to do this, please post.