Do you make your own compost?
Are you a mulcher?
Do you prepare the beds in the fall?
Do you use cover crops?
Do you have a worm farm?
Do you practice companion planting?
Do you practice Crop rotation?
Do you top dress or till?
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Welcome to Midland Community Gardens
Established in 2011 for local organizations and groups of individuals
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Midland Community Gardens aims to create bio-diverse spaces based on ecological gardening practices that will serve to feed people, beautify the town and create meaningful relationships through group gardening and community partnerships.
Midland Community Gardens is established with the following purpose:
- To provide an area where individuals, organizations or groups of individuals can plant and maintain a garden plot for personal or shared consumption and enjoyment
- To plant a variety of trees, bushes, herbs, flowers and vegetables
- To promote ecologically responsible gardening practices
- To educate the community about sustainable gardening and food security
- To encourage sharing the harvest
- To beautify the Town of Midland
- To be a source for information and resources
- To work together and help each other
Inclusive, ecological, sustainable, positive, respect, trust, cooperation, team work
Short Term: 2011
-12 raised bed vegetables gardens
-Grant money or donated materials
-Fruit trees, perennial flowers, berry bushes, shrubs, herbs
-Increased awareness of Midland Community Gardens group
-Planting of the Three Sisters to be donated to charities
-Group work days
Long Term: 5 year plan
-Food security for all participating persons
-A sustainable green space full of a variety of edibles
-Increased biodiversity in our area
-An increased awareness of the importance of growing food sustainably and ecologically
-Workshops on ecological gardening, permaculture, food security
-Various community gardens throughout the town of Midland
-The creation of Community gardens in other towns and villages
-A variety of charity, group and individual garden plots
-More front yard and back yard gardens
Please browse our site for more information and feel free to contact us or come and visit at Little Lake Park.