Being with supportive, encouraging and understanding people.
Whether they are volunteers, group participants, family carers or paid staff – is an important part of the whole garden experience.
In a community garden, small groups work together side-by-side on real projects – not ‘pretend’ or forced activities. Learning and sharing takes place together.
Interactions during these activities are natural, genuine and easy-going. As some participants say:
“It’s like general life.”
“People need to get to know each other incidentally.”
“I don’t know anybody, but I am talking to everyone.”