5.3 Community Garden questions

Saibai Island, TSIRC Climate Change Adaptation 5.3 Community Garden questions

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  • #7161
    Mathew Yeoh
    Participant

      In regards to the community garden,
      1) What are the dimensions of the plot of land it is situated on (Width x Length)
      2) Is the garden restricted only to this plot of land?
      3) Is there any significance to the tree that is currently in the middle of the garden (And the other square plots)?
      4) What facilities are currently in the buildings in the garden next to the road?

      #7374
      Jean Aquinde
      Keymaster

        Hi Matthew,

        My apology for the late reply, as we’ve been preoccupied setting up the website.

        To answer your questions:

        1) In Google Earth, you can use the Measurement Tools to determine the perimeter and the area of the existing garden plot.
        2) Yes, as to date, this is the intended space for the garden.
        3) To our knowledge, the tree in the middle of the plot doesn’t have a cultural significance. I’m curious, what’s your thought process around this?
        4) Based from this presentation, they have constructed a large nursery and an undercover meeting area as Stage 1 of the project.

        I hope this helps!

        Regards,
        Jean

        #7382
        Mathew Yeoh
        Participant

          Hi Jean

          Thanks for your answers

          For #3, I was just thinking about whether students had access to the whole plot of land or had to consider the preservation of certain areas of the garden or perhaps if the trees or anywhere else nearby was a memorial or had any sort of historical/cultural/etc significance which they had to be aware of or preserve.

          #7408
          Jean Aquinde
          Keymaster

            You’re welcome Matthew! Glad you’re considering these factors in your design. It also shows that you’re being respectful of what’s important to the community.

            #7568
            Marlo Macaulay
            Participant

              Hi Jean,

              Do the Saibai community want their gardens improved? e.g. quality of soil, cultivation etc.

              Regards,

              Marlo.

              #7588
              Jean Aquinde
              Keymaster

                Hi Mario,

                Yes, that’s precisely what the design brief 5.3. Sustainable community garden expansion asks for; the factors you mentioned (quality of soil and cultivation) are just among the many variables you can improve.

                Reflecting on this question with your team when brainstorming ways to improve the community garden may be helpful: What opportunities can you see to make the garden sustainable long-term and contribute to local food security?

                I hope this helps.

                Regards,
                Jean

                #7621
                Jamie Ingram
                Participant

                  In regards to the community garden.

                  What equipment is already being used for growing fruits and vegetables? For example are garden beds being used?

                  Is the reticulation from rain tanks or mains water?

                  What fruits and vegetable are already being grown? And how successful have they been?

                  Are the habitants of Saibai Island open to alternative gardening methods, or do they prefer traditional methods?

                  How many people tend to the garden? And how qualified would they be in regards to maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment?

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