Great ideas from the American Community Garden Association for Organizing Over the Winter. Read the whole report here. The following is a brief summary:
1) Celebrate Your Garden!
Host a party, preserve potluck or gathering. Document the season with a scrapbook, photo album, website.
2) Increase Community Connections:
Does your garden represent the neighbourhood it is in? How can you increase awareness of the garden and get others involved? Can you connect with local food banks or local food distribution centres to get extra food out to community members who may not have access to it?
3) Teach Yourself Something New:
Skill share. Encourage each member of the garden to share a skill that they possess.
4) Reflect on the Past Season:
What worked? What didn't? Document your findings
5) Get ready for next season:
Find new gardeners to fill plots. Outreach to community organizations. Plan for inputs such as compost in the spring. Is there room, or desire to expand?