I've been visiting my friend in Siegen for a few nights, and he gave me a nice tour of 3 community gardens he's involved in, and the various successes and challenges of actually doing community organising.

All of them are associated with the initiative here Siegen isst bunt (Siegen eats/is colourful) wechange.de/group/siegen-isst-

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The community garden that was the gateway to the rest of them here, just starting with some raised beds on a rocky ground on some underutilized public land is enough! A whole world of people and projects can soon open up...

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And the final garden we visited, as part of a place that supports people into housing that would find it difficult otherwise, takes quite some time to build up trust for someone to come and make a nice hippy garden of edible plants πŸ˜€

I think this is a great example of both the complexity and usefulness of doing community gardens.

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