A Community Garden is a garden that is tended to by a community of people for the purpose of community improvement, physical or mental well-being, and land conservation for simple aesthetic reasons. Typically, these gardens are created to provide fresh products and plants as well as contributing to a sense of community and connection to the environment and an opportunity for satisfying labor, education and neighborhood improvement.
In Japan, community gardens tend to be run by the local government of where the garden is located (city, prefectures, or town). While the community is largely allowed to operate as they see fit, the governing body will sometimes instate rules about managing the plot of land, about what materials (organic or not) can be used in tending the garden, whether pets and children are allowed access, and in some instances times of access are invoked.
Tools[edit | edit source]
Centaur Drawn Plough[edit | edit source]
A plough is a farm tool used to cut and loosen the soil before sowing seeds or planting.
Centaur Drawn Weighted Cultivator[edit | edit source]
A cultivator is a farm implement used for secondary tillage to aerate the soil before planting or to kill weeds. Primary tillage such as ploughing tends to produce a rough surface finish, whereas secondary tillage tends to produce a smoother surface finish, such as that required to make a good seedbed for many crops.
Centaur Drawn Planter[edit | edit source]
A planter is a farm implement that sows (plants) seeds in rows throughout a field.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Community gardens are often used in urban neighborhoods to alleviate limited access to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables.
Links[edit | edit source]
- Farm Navi a search site for community gardens and experience farms in Japan.