Community Gardens in Six Alaska Cities and Towns! Take a look!
My favorite is the Juneau Community Garden that has 157 plots size 10′ x 20′ and 41 climbing plant beds. Located on Montana Creek Road, it was started in 1990 by local garden enthusiasts who needed a place to practice their SE Alaska gardening skills. The garden now has non-profit status and an agreement with the local government to use 4 acres of land.
Over the years, gardeners have made the raised beds, installed water, and built storage and event buildings for gardeners, along with putting up a fence to keep those friendly animal neighbors from munching on the produce!
What an inspiration! Look for unused or neglected open space, or parking lot, school or church lawn or field, homeless hang-outs. Gather your neighbors, check with the owner, the City Council, green organizations, supportive non-profits, churches, to see if that space can be converted to garden plots, raised beds! Negotiate with a neighbor to use their land, share the harvest! That’s community!