John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews Santiago Miranda, founder of the Urban Permaculture Gardening Community in Costa Rica about how to build an organic 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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