Community Gardens Grow Community


Patrick Marcus and other motivated citizens sprouted a community garden on city land slated to be a park in Ashland, Oregon. When the garden was threatened by plans to develop the park, they got active. Their research and advocacy led to official policy supporting community gardens in city parks. As the volunteer garden manager, Patrick affirms gardening isn’t just for leisure—it helps build community. It creates bonds among people from diverse social spheres—through shared work, classes, potlucks and, most of all, shared passion. Episode 106. []

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  1. By the way for a Overweight indivividual like me Gardening offers the perfect Sweat breaker 2 hours of good time weed digging and I am in business

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