Organic and Permaculture Gardening

We garden organically at Petworth Community Garden and follow permaculture principles throughout the garden; these are very well suited to the particular needs of community gardening.

How is community gardening different?

A community garden is different from a home garden in a few significant ways.

  • Often the garden will only receive a weekly visit.
  • It is likely to have a varying number of people tending it each week.
  • It is likely that skills and abilities of members will vary greatly.
  • It is often asked to produce a large yield to share with the people involved.

Organic and permaculture principles and techniques

An organic garden works with nature and natural cycles and has a healthy and robust diverse ecosystem that is in balance and therefore is able to look after itself better with less outside intervention.