The first step in creating our garden was to establish a suitable site on which to place it. In order to do this, we needed to create a criteria of what the site would need to include in order to harvest and maintain a flourishing garden for the community.
First we thought about what a garden needs to survive and then contemplate the features our area would need. From there we created a checklist to help us establish a successful site.
Below is a video of LV FLO teacher Paul brainstorming with students what would be needed for the garden site
Image: Class brainstorm
After reviewing the criteria and creating a checklist from the brainstorm, we began to go out to investigate local vacant blocks to determine whether they met our requirements for a successful community garden.
Image: Teachers and students discussing block features and criteria
Video: LV FLO student Natasha talks about one of the empty sites and whether or not it would be a suitable location for the garden.
Students, teachers and people involved in the establishment and development of LV FLO Green Valley Garden.