John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews Santiago Miranda, founder of the Urban Permaculture Gardening Community in Costa Rica about how to build a gardening community.
In this episode, John shares with you his thoughts on growing something more important than your organic garden: Community. In this day and age, we are becoming more isolated and separated and it is important to stick together so we can be strong.
You will discover 7 Steps to starting your own gardening or permaculture community in your city or town. You will also about an action plan you can take now to start building a community to create resilience.
Jump to the following parts of this episode:
07:29 How many sombreros do you own?
07:50 Why did you start the urban gardening community in Costa Rica?
10:25 How big is your organization?
12:15 What are the 7 steps someone needs to start a gardening community?
12:30 Know Why
16:12 Know other people’s why
18:15 Be Flexible
19:57 Find out each person’s strengths and complement them
23:55 Don’t stop doing it
26:38 Appreciate everybody’s contributions
28:40 What are the steps you can do right now to build a community?
29:15 Go out and find people doing what you want to do
30:30 Start your own community
32:40 What are some other tools to bring people into your community?
34:15 Create a Resilient System to keep the community going
35:50 When are you coming to the US to start gardening communities?
38:50 Any final tips for building a community?
41:30 What are some things you learned from building a community?
43:25 Any final tips for my viewers today?
45:00 How can people contact you?
After watching this episode, you will learn some of the most important tips to take action and start a community in your area to create awareness, comradery and teach more people about the importance of growing and eating more fruits and vegetables.
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