FAQ on Collective Gardens

What is the difference between a collective garden and a community garden?

A community garden is a garden divided into several plots, each of which is assigned to a different person. Each person has a place to grow their own vegetables and takes home their own harvest. The community garden is used to provide a place to grow vegetables for people who do not have space in their homes to do so. With this model, gardeners generally have more flexibility in scheduling and plant selection.

In a collective garden, the gardeners share the tasks of the garden. The garden is not divided into plots, instead, gardeners collaborate to decide what to grow and where to plant. In a collective garden, the harvest is usually shared by those who have collaborated to grow it. While this model offers less flexibility to each individual gardener, it offers amazing opportunities for knowledge-sharing and community-building.