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In our town, we have a little community centre located in one of the urban neighbourhoods. The purpose of this centre is to create a place for community projects, which the people from around the neighbourhood come up with. So far its efforts arent that visible and they are mainly concentrating on the very poor and homeless, which is great of course, but these people are on average older and missing that spark, that is needed in order to come up with something new.
So my idea is this. There is a formerly homeless guy in this centre, whose responsibility is to watch over it after everybody has gone home. Also there is a open space with grass and a tree inside the building (dunno if you can imagine this, but its like a small garden surrounded by the building from all sides). So why not turn this area into a real garden, which anybody could take care of, but primarily it would be intended for the caretaker guy.
This way he would not have to spend so much money on at least the vegetables and whoever would want to do something around the garden (just for fun or for anything else) including this guy, could do so. Hell I should even ask my friends who are studying architecture of gardens to make up some plans for this.
So far its only an idea and it will take a lot of work and discussions with the centre, as I dont have any real means to make them do anything, apart from my rhetorics :)

Peace yall

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Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 1, 2010 at 12:30pm
That's a great idea, Tomas-- I bet there would be a lot of people who would enjoy a garden-- especially if they could take home some of the produce. And what about starting a gardening group where you could get more of your friends involved to share what they know about garden design, or using plants that are native to your area?
Comment by Tomas Kozlik on April 2, 2010 at 12:37am
Actually we talked about that today with my friend, whom I convinced to join Evoke. I even googled up some hydroponic window gardens projects, which could also be interresting. Also my sister is finishing her degree in renewable agriculture, which is kind of cool in connection with all this. Whish she would speak english better, so I could get her to sign up for this game too. Well, I guess we would have to work together on this one :) should be fun
Comment by Michele Baron on April 2, 2010 at 12:53am
great sounding project--hope it grows beautifully! +1
Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 2, 2010 at 9:35am
Tomas-- I can translate for your sister, if you don't mind my less than perfect Slovak. If you want to send me her contributions in Slovak I'll translate them and send them back to you and you can help her post them. I don't know much agricultural terminology, but I think I've got some good Czech-Slovak technical dictionaries around here somewhere. Send me a message if you're interested.
Comment by Tomas Kozlik on April 2, 2010 at 11:37pm
Sarah - Thats great, I will ask her, if she wants to join the game, and send you a message
Michele - thanks. And the funny thing is, today we convinced a friend to join, who has the same surname as you :) (he just hasnt signed up yet)
Comment by Wintermute on April 3, 2010 at 12:21am
Great idea! get involved and make that garden grow--their are plenty of people here on EVOKE who know all about agriculture and planting tap into the network, its an amazing resource

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