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I loved reading about @solderpunk’s gardening experience. I keep thinking that I’d like a “Schrebergarten” (Wikipedia: «An allotment garden (British English), often called simply an allotment, or a “community garden” (North America), is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants.»). But holidays, work, I don’t think I could manage. I’d be on my own. 😬
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@kensanata

I like the idea of having one too. They are popular in France, all over Alsace; usually a bunch of plots are zoned together on the fringes of villages, ag, forest lines, etc. Though I think here you have to get a permit, or rent/buy the plot, I’m not sure yet, because they often seem individually-managed projects. Many people often build little sheds on them for tools, bbq, table/chairs, etc and spend many a summer day in the patch.

@solderpunk

@wion Yeah, same here. But these are usually managed by an association, too. Thus, there are rules and regulations you have to follow, and I fear I would clash often. But most importantly, my wife tells me she doesn’t want to do it, she’s busy at it is with our two small balconies.
@solderpunk

@kensanata

Makes sense. If you have a place of your own at home to be happy and sufficiently busy, that’s all you need. Less regulation headache too.

@solderpunk

@wion @kensanata Glad you enjoyed reading it! This is only my second year having one. I don't they're terribly common in Australia, probably because it's very common to have enough backyard space of your own. I think doing it at your home if it's possible would be preferable in just about every way.

@kensanata

Incidentally, the community kind are often called ‘Pea Patches’ in the US, or at least they are in the Pacific Northwest where I’m from.

@solderpunk

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