There is a great new section on the Sustainable Gardening website with links to resources and projects that fall under the broad category of Urban Gardening. While focused on the USA, it is good to read up on what they are doing and get some ideas to implement in South Africa. Topics include:
- Community gardens
- Gardening on small lots, rooftops, balconies, even fire escapes.
- School gardens and children’s gardens in the community.
- Improving parks and bringing more plants into the concrete jungle, especially trees.
- Farmers’ markets.
- Urban farms and homesteading, making the best use of every plot of land, no matter how small or unlikely as a garden.
Check it out at http://www.sustainable-gardening.com/UrbanGardening.html