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Charters Towers, AU



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If you plant it, it will grow

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Posted by Bryan West about 13 years ago

Perhaps social systems have a tipping point just like natural systems - or so our local gardening group would seem to suggest.

Last week we relegated 20 years of politics to the garbage bin (well, we would have composted it if it was a physical thing), and left the most recent meeting about a community garden within nothing at all.

Since then, Nicky and I have designed the first conceptual plan for what we believe would be a self-sustaining (economically,socially and ecologically) community garden.  It is in concept form only, with the specific aim of communicating potential, and to scaffold people's thinking.

And, just today I said "yes, sure" to the offer of money to create a program to provide for small-scale food growing for people in the community who have little to no experience in such things, and for whom healthy food is largely a foreign concept.

It seems that we will roll that program out at about the same time we will have a community meeting to introduce the broader concepts and possibilities of a community garden that helps to drive the community in a preferred, rather than default, direction.

Last week it was a blank page - this week it has some dollar signs on it.

The only thing that happened was three conversations (oh, and several years groundwork).

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