Guest Blogger: Kathy Finigan shares her thoughts on the role of community gardens

A special thanks to Connect to your Community Garden for having me write on her blog this week. A topic that I’m so passionate about, and would love to work with more.

Connect To Your Community Garden

This week, the lovely Kathy Finigan from My Productive Backyard blog, has taken the time out to share her opinion and insight into the role of community gardens in upskilling and motivating their communities in food production. 

My Productive Backyard is a horticultural consultancy service dedicated to helping and inspiring people and organisations to learn, practice, and pass on the skills necessary to produce healthy, nutritious, organic food in a sustainable way.

In recent research conducted by the Australian Institute it estimated that 52% of Australian households participate in some form of food production and a further 13% would like to. However they also discovered that the turnover rate of people participating in home food production is high with most of the 52% only having been engage in home food production for less than 5 years.

In my experience with teaching community groups, it is often the lack of knowledge…

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