News from the Gabriola Commons

South Gardeners’ Social

South Gardeners’ Social

The Commons South Gardeners hosted a gathering of all the allotment gardeners associated with the Commons last Thursday, with Pollen Heath of Watercliff Farm as guest speaker to share best practices for growing tomatoes.

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Getting involved in the Commons – becoming a Commoner

Getting involved in the Commons – becoming a Commoner

When someone comes to the Gabriola Commons to participate in an event, they are starting to become a Commoner. If they stay to help clean up, they’ve gone one step further. They’re entering a relationship of caring for this common ground that extends beyond the clocked time of the event itself, into the ecological time of sustainability.

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Being a Commons & Relating to the Land

Being a Commons & Relating to the Land

Being a commons requires more than just ‘build it and they’ll come.’ It requires clearing space in the community’s imagination to revive commons ways of being. The commons’ roots lie in a community’s shared relationship with land that sustains them, culturally as well as economically, generation after generation.

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