Community gardening: This bud, stem, and root’s for you

August 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

Hey blotanicals, Firehouse 13, Rhode Island, and all–welcome and thank you!

About a month after I installed the Green Zone garden, I launched the Green Zone blog. I figured that the blog could track the development of the garden and explore relevant topics. In tending the garden and the blog, I’m discovering new communities everywhere.

At Firehouse 13, this means getting to know the resident artists and staff, and encountering performers and exhibitors, neighbors, and passers-by. And by having a presence on the ground, I can invite other locals to stop by Green Zone when they’re in the neighborhood. Do drop in, talk to the plants, and have a nibble: 41 Central Street, Providence, RI.

By cultivating a public landscape in Providence, I have hooked up with a handful of terrific local green groups. Thank you gardeners from Fox Point Community Garden and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association‘s Bridgham Street Community Garden for inviting me to your potlucks (Emily’s broccoli bake, yum). A couple of weeks ago, Green Zone was part of ProvFlux, which meant getting to meet a bunch of locals and out-of-towners. Hey you guys from Southside Community Land Trust, please come over for a visit soon!

I’ve also been learning about the local organizations and online communities that support public art and gardens. The Narragansett Bay Commission, What Grows on RI, RISCA blog, Natural News Network, Art in Ruins, Providence Daily Dose, Greg Cook, Providence Phoenix, and Blithewold Blog have mentioned Green Zone on their websites. And I enjoy trading comments with RI garden bloggers Ledge and Gardens and Earth Friendly Gardening.

Getting tossed into the worldwide blogosphere is eye-opening to say the least. Nice to meet you, readers from Nature Hills Nursery, Shibaguyz, Kebun organic garden, metafilter, friends, and family. And to top it all, off I just joined Blotanical. Any suggestions for more?


Entry filed under: community gardens, Firehouse 13, garden blogs, gardens, gardens as art, Green Zone Garden, Providence. Tags: , , , , .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shibaguyz  |  August 23, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Nice to meet you too! Welcome to the wide world of the blogosphere… good for you for getting out there and connecting with your local community and the gardening community at large. We too have found all of this to be a great experience. Glad you’re having a good time!

  • 2. Donna  |  August 24, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Welcome to Blotanical.


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