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Garden City Community Garden
Garden City Community Garden
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Xindian, TW
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Brad Hamilton
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Garden City Community Garden

Project Type

Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

The Garden City Community Garden is located in a mountain community located in Xindian, northern Taiwan. It is a permaculture project initiated by Tammy Turner to bring members of our community together to create a shared space for gardening, growing food, natural building and using materials found locally, composting, harvesting rainwater, and sharing the bounty.

Project Description

As the "project curator", I had been looking for a site where I could expand previous slope renovation and small garden design work with people in the community to create a larger shared space for practicing permaculture. I learned of a potential site for rent near the main road leading into the community. The site was comprised of two mostly-intact hoop house structures on two long terraces on a steep hillside (think typical Asian landscape!). The site had not been farmed or managed for years (maybe even a decade?). It had been cleared recently with a weedwacker, though, in anticipation of it being rented. After giving it lots of thought, I decided to rent the plot, even though the site presented many challenges (lots of opportunities!). Given that the site was conveniently located (extremely important for community projects in my experience) and that there were 10 or so people who had committed to getting the project going, we figured that we would at the very least get lots of hands-on experience. Thus, a group of 10 residents took up the challenge of doing the physical work, while I took on the responsibility of facilitating the project and overall master design.

(More text and pictures to come!)


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