Learn about gardening and share your love for plants with like-minded people in Jerusalem and around the world! Find the closest community garden near you, check what they are doing and join them to beautify our city!
Community gardens are pieces of land gardened collectively by a group of enthusiastic people. Community gardens utilize either individual or shared plots on private or public land while producing fruit, vegetables - or plants that just look beautiful.
Through our community gardens we also want to support a sense of community and connection to the environment of Jerusalem and provide an opportunity for satisfying labor and neighborhood improvement.
Hagihon collaborates with community gardens coordinators in the Jerusalem municipality and together with them we support 70 community gardens throughout the city with knowledge and tools to spread the message that it is possible to get a flowering garden with water saving.
Are you proud of your water-efficient community garden? Would you like to be recognized for your work in support of water conservation and neighborhood beautification?
If so, enter our community gardens challenge of the month and share your tips on how to safe water below!
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Using native plants saves the water. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has embarked on a Sustainable Education Project to save water in gardening through the use of the wonderful variety of Middle Ea...
In our garden we apply drought-resistant planting. All plants need water to survive but some plants grow in a lack of water. Drought tolerant plants that can live without water for a long time. Good e...
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Beautiful Plants that Save Water - Native Seed Collection Project
Amanda Lind29 May 2019 - 2:49 PM Using native plants saves the water. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has embarked on a Sustainable Education Project to save water in gardening through the use of the wonderful variety of Middle Eastern Native plants. The Staff at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens have researched and prepared a preliminary list of 18 native plants. These are then grown in trial beds around the Botanic Gardens. Once the plants have grown and set seed, volunteers collect, clean, prepare and package the seed. The seed packets are then distributed to plant nurseries and Community Gardens with growing instructions. In this way the use of local wild plants is encouraged and water use in gardens cut to a minimum. Beautiful Plants that Save Water.pdf - [902,12Kb]
Mathias Becker27 April 2018 - 9:54 AM In our garden we apply drought-resistant planting. All plants need water to survive but some plants grow in a lack of water. Drought tolerant plants that can live without water for a long time. Good examples of these are for instance Algave (see picture), Bougainvillea, Moss rose (or “Portulaca”), Lithops or Oleander. agave-2.jpg - [124,52Kb]
PV - The dream21 May 2019 - 9:9 PM great idea
Where is your garden Mathius?
Amanda Lind15 May 2019 - 10:12 AM