- Involve as many people in the community as you can so that it is shameful to do any harm to the garden.
- Make a sitting area outside the garden and encourage the community to gather there and enjoy the garden.
- Grow enough to "share".
- Plant stuff like Rhubarb at the front because criminals typically have no idea what to do with it.
Before we left, Ben handed out free Blue Lake Pole Bean seeds that were left over from One Seed Chicago, so hopefully, gardeners all over the country will be growing and blogging about their Chicago beans.
If you live in the area and have any spare time during your week, stop on over to Ginkgo Organic Garden and offer to help out in some way. They say their biggest stuggle (besides the rabbits) is having enough volunteers to tend the garden. They'd appreciate anybody, regardless of your level of knowledge and experience with gardening.