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Collard Greens and Common Grounds

A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook

Revised Edition

By Don Boekelheide, Lucy K. Bradley

Collard Greens and Common Grounds

80 pp., 8.5 x 11, 75 color plates., 1 figs., 1 maps, 1 graph

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4191-1
    Published: September 2017

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Community gardens have been part of the American landscape since the mid-1700s. Today, community gardens continue to make positive contributions in neighborhoods across North Carolina. Winner of an American Society for Horticultural Science, Extension Division, 2017 Educational Materials Award, Collard Greens and Common Ground is a practical guide to community gardening. Based on experience and research, it is packed with best practices, tested strategies, and useful checklists. The guide covers every step in the community gardening process, from starting a new garden to sustainable long-term garden management and policy. Whether you are new to community gardening or a seasoned veteran, Collard Greens and Common Ground will help your community garden flourish.

About the Authors

Don Boekelheide organized Charlotte's Reedy Creek Park Community Garden in 2004 to 2005, where he is still an active gardener. A member of North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP), where he serves on the Board, and the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), he is a lead trainer for ACGA's Growing Community workshops. He was editor of 25 Years of Community Gardening for ACGA and now edits The Garden Beet newsletter for NCCGP.
For more information about Don Boekelheide, visit the Author Page.

Lucy K. Bradley holds a master's degree in botany and a Ph.D. in plant biology. She works for the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science as the urban horticulture specialist, where she directs consumer horticulture, community gardening, therapeutic horticulture, and the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. She co-edited the award-winning North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook and is a founding partner of the North Carolina Community Garden Partners.
For more information about Lucy K. Bradley, visit the Author Page.