On-Demand Webinar: How to Create a Successful Community Garden for Residents
1-Hour Recorded Webinar: How to Create a Successful Community Garden for Residents
- Originally Recorded: May 23, 2017
- Speaker: Carolyn E. Zezima, President, NYC Foodscape; Laura Fahnestock, Director of Garden Support, Denver Urban Gardens
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The popularity of community gardens has exploded in recent years to over 18,000 community gardens in the U.S. and Canada.
Many multifamily properties, including urban and affordable housing sites, have started community gardening programs for residents and are reaping considerable benefits, ranging from improving residents’ enjoyment of the property and access to social activities and fresh food to beautifying the grounds and improving property values.
In this one-hour webinar, speaker Carolyn Zezima provides the basics about community gardens, describe the benefits you’ll reap, and explain the steps to take to start and manage a community garden program at your property.
Topics covered will include:
- Determining resident interest
- Identifying community partners
- Selecting an appropriate location
- Planning and designing the garden and its programs
- Creating a garden budget
- Setting garden rules
This presentation is geared to:
- Owners of multifamily rental properties
- Managers of multifamily rental properties
- Sustainability directors and service providers at affordable housing sites
- Other sustainability and affordable housing professionals
About the Speaker:
Carolyn E. Zezima, Esq. is the president of NYC Foodscape (www.nycfoodscape.com), a food systems and urban agriculture consulting business, and author of Sustainable Affordable Housing Management (Vendome Real Estate Media, 2016). She has worked with food and farming enterprises and food policy organizations in Chicago and New York to promote healthy sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, school gardening programs, and regional farming, including founding The Talking Farm, “The Farm with Something to Say,” an urban farming and educational enterprise in Evanston, Ill.